You now have 50 minutes to write, and the format has been totally revamped.
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This worldwide plague to human health takes the form of an international rise cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and other disorders related to unhealthy eating.
Greater awareness of this growing problem is of crucial importance, because all three of these diseases are completely preventable for at least 95 percent of people who suffer them; the preventative cure is simply a matter of changing diet.
(Ornish is a prominent physician and nutritionist.) Sample answers with commentary will be given in a later post.
Adapted from Dean Ornish, “The Killer American Diet That’s Sweeping the Planet.” © 2006, TED Conferences, LLC. With all the legitimate concerns about AIDS, avian flu, and other debilitating diseases, I would like to bring your attention to another important and devastating global pandemic.
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