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Letters Healthy lifestyle and healthy life expectancy

We shouldn’t recommend harmful foods “in moderation”

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 03 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m365
  1. Mark F Craig, general practitioner
  1. Auckland, New Zealand
  1. markcraig{at}

A healthy diet that is high in unprocessed plant based foods has again been shown to be associated closely with longevity and freedom from disease.1 This should be shouted from the rooftops at every hospital and primary care visit, …

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