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Will your diet lead to chronic disease? Nutrition specialists weigh in on Western diet


Will your diet lead to chronic disease? Nutrition specialists weigh in on Western diet
The State Press

The U.S. has one of the highest standards of livingin the entire world, but the diet most Americans have can be problematic. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, suggests thatwhen comparing American diets to that of countries such as Egypt and Sri Lanka,the Western diet is associated with increased risk for diseases like Alzheimer's, dementia and diabetes."The term 'Western' usually describes how Americans eat; these arediets usually high in animal products and contain more processed food," Carol Johnston, the director of the Nutrition Program at ASU's College of Health Studies, said. via GIPHYCompared to nations with diets lower in red meat and processed food, the U.S. had almost double thepercentage of individuals who developed Alzheimer’s disease.

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