Want to Live Longer? New Study Uncovers 4 Healthy Eating Patterns That Can Help

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New Delhi, Jan 25, 2023: Eating a healthy diet is one of the most important things you can do to improve your overall health and longevity. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that following certain healthy eating patterns can significantly reduce your risk of dying from various chronic diseases.

The study, which followed more than 74,000 women and 42,000 men for over two decades, found that four specific healthy eating patterns were associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases.

The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats such as olive oil, has long been known to be beneficial for heart health. The study found that people who followed this diet had a 25% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 20% lower risk of dying from cancer.

The Healthy Eating Index (HEI)
The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality that assesses how well a set of foods aligns with key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The study found that people who had a higher HEI score had a 15% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 10% lower risk of dying from cancer.

The Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI)
The Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI) is similar to the HEI, but it includes additional components such as a higher intake of nuts and soy products, and a lower intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and trans fats. The study found that people who had a higher AHEI score had a 20% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 15% lower risk of dying from cancer.

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products and is also low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat. The study found that people who followed this diet had a 20% lower risk of dying from heart disease and a 15% lower risk of dying from cancer.

Overall, the study found that following any of these four healthy eating patterns can significantly reduce your risk of dying from heart disease and cancer, as well as other chronic diseases. To improve your health and longevity, consider incorporating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy fats into your diet, and try to limit your intake of processed foods, sugar, and saturated fat.

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