, 2023-01-16 11:58:25,
The findings by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers were based on large numbers of participants over decades.
The researchers say that people who scored highly for adhering to one of four (Healthy Eating Index 2015, Alternate Mediterranean Diet, Healthful Plant-based Diet Index, and Alternate Healthy Eating Index) were less likely to die during the study period.
The diets all share key components such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes (although they differ in other respects).
The findings are consistent with the current U.S. government Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend multiple healthy eating patterns.
Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology Frank Hu said, “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are intended to provide science-based dietary advice that promotes good health and reduces major chronic diseases.
“Thus, it is critical to examine the associations between DGAs-recommended dietary patterns and long-term health outcomes, especially mortality.”
“Our findings will be valuable for the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which is being formed to evaluate current evidence surrounding different eating patterns and health outcomes.”
The researchers used health data collected over 36 years from 75,230 women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study and 44,085…
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