The analysis, in the Lancet, found that our daily diet is a bigger killer than smoking and is now involved in one in five deaths around the world.
Salt - whether in bread, soy sauce or processed meals - shortened the highest number of lives.
Researchers say this study is not about obesity, but "poor quality" diets damaging hearts and causing cancer. (BBC news).
Yogis don't need a global study, they know this from their ancient texts. Just look at what it says in the Taittiriya Upanishad:
'Food is the most important of all things
For the body; therefore it is the best
Medicine for all the body's ailments.'
Practising yoga regularly and diligently leads you to appreciate healthy, natural food that is your body's premium fuel.