Diet information source

Improving Your Diet Just a Little Bit Can Help You Live Longer, Says Study


Improving Your Diet Just a Little Bit Can Help You Live Longer, Says Study
Fortune

This kind of increase, researchers said in a statement, could be as simple as swapping one serving of red or processed meat for nuts or legumes, such as beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts.Overall, participants who maintained healthy eating patterns throughout the study period lowered their risk of death between 9-14%, with even those who started out with unhealthy eating patterns seeing a reduced risk the more healthy food they added over time.On the opposite end of the spectrum, those who followed unhealthy eating patterns saw an increased risk of early death.Since two of the scoring methods have to do with the Mediterranean diet and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet, it’s no surprise that the foods researchers found contributed to the most improvement in quality are staples of the two eating plans: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, and omega-3 fatty acids"Our results highlight the long-term health benefits of improving diet quality with an emphasis on overall dietary patterns rather than on individual foods or nutrients,” said senior study author Frank Hu, professor and chair of the Harvard Chan School Department of Nutrition. “A healthy eating pattern can be adopted according to individuals' food and cultural preferences and health conditions. There is no one-size-fits-all diet."All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

full story

 read more

Related news

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain
The Independent - July 27, 2017

In a world dominated by celebrity fad diets that range from absurd, like Reese Witherspoon's alleged "baby-food diet," to absurdly unaffordable, such as the $200 "moon dust"-infused smoothie that Gwyneth Paltrow drinks, many people don't believe there's a single ...

more

High-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk
Reuters - August 4, 2017

tâs also possible that other bad eating habits, not fat, contribute to the increased risk of lung cancer, said Ursula Schwab of the Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio. âWe need antioxidants, vitamins ...

more

Grizzlies show no clinical signs of disease following short-term consumption of saturated fats but scientists ...
Science Daily - October 30, 2017

A new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Zoology found that captive bears fed a diet high in saturated fats and low in "healthy" polyunsaturated fats did not show symptoms of disease typically observed in humans eating foods high in saturated fats ...

more

House sparrow decline linked to air pollution and poor diet
Phys.Org - October 3, 2017

A study in open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution finds that compared to sparrows living in the country, urban-dwelling birds show clear signs of stress linked to the toxic effects of air pollution and an unhealthy diet. This could have health implications ...

more

The all-star Mediterranean diet might improve your gut health better than other diets can
Well+Good - April 30, 2018

At this point, what’s not to love about the Mediterranean diet? Recent studies have found that it could keep your bones strong as you age and help slow the aging process. The latest research is making it clear that its benefits are essentially ...

more

More

Trending today

Quinn on Nutrition: Be aware of B-12

Some things never change. My daughters think I drive too slowly. Yet, some things do change ...

Small upfront benefit of keto diet doesnt warrant extended use

Monday May 21, 2018 at 2:01 AM Dear Dr. Roach: What ...

Gizmodo Australia | the Gadget Guide

If you've been holding off on joining Tinder because it carries the stigma of being an app ...

Labor reform bill likely to pass Diet after accord with opposition ...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The ruling bloc agreed Monday with some opposition parties to modify ...

Beyonce and Phillip Schofield are said to swear by the 5:2 diet... ...

The 5:2 plan has helped dozens of celebrities lose several stone, and is favoured by lots of ...

Local Updates

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming