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The death of death rates?

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3466 (Published 14 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3466

Morbidity & Mortality

Doctors measure failures as morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death). But doctors don’t measure or correlate morbidity and mortality with exposure to common addictions, such as sugar, honey, chocolate, vanilla, caffeine, and cola. Why are these addictions under the radar? Is it because they are essential to our economy? Are we compromising public health for the sake of private wealth?


Competing interests: No competing interests

15 July 2015
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, USA