Good news for people who eat healthy!
Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health did a study on different diets and found that following any of them can lead to better health.
The study was published in the journal Nature Medicine and looked at 205,852 people between the ages of 25 and 75 over a period of 32 years.
The people were asked to share information about their lifestyle, medical history, and food intake.
The researchers compared their health outcomes to their adherence to different dietary patterns, like the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010, Alternate Mediterranean Diet, and others.
The study found that people who followed guidelines designed to lower the risk of inflammation, high blood insulin levels, or diabetes were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
The team also found that certain food groups were linked to worse health outcomes.
Diets that included processed meats, energy drinks, red meat, French fries, and eggs were associated with major chronic diseases.
On the other hand, eating more coffee, whole grains, wine, and desserts was linked to a lower risk of developing major chronic diseases.
It’s important to note that these findings were based on groups of dietary patterns, not specific diets focused on coffee, whole grains, wine, and desserts.
Overall, the study found that no matter which dietary pattern someone followed, being near the top in adherence to it correlated to a lower risk of developing chronic diseases.
So, if you’re looking to stay healthy, it’s a good idea to follow a recommended diet and make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy foods.
If you care about nutrition, please read studies about how Mediterranean diet could protect your brain health, and this plant nutrient could help reduce high blood pressure.
For more information about nutrition, please see recent studies that olive oil may help you live longer, and vitamin D could help lower the risk of autoimmune diseases.
The study was conducted by Peilu Wang et al.
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