We all know that eating a well-balanced diet, full of vitamins and minerals, is key to living a healthy life. But did you know that it can also reduce the occurrence of hearing loss in Women?
A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that women can decrease their risk of hearing loss by eating a healthy diet. The study, Adherence to Healthful Dietary Patterns is Associated with Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women, tracked the diets of 81,818 women for 22 years.
According to the study, women who followed the Alternate Mediterranean diet (AMED) or the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet lowered their risk of hearing loss by 30 percent compared to women who did not follow either one of those diets.
The AMED diet is characterized by high intakes of fruit, vegetables, fish, and whole grains; moderate amounts of alcohol and dairy products; and low amounts of red or processed meats and sweets. The DASH diet is characterized by a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy. It also includes mostly whole grains; lean meats, fish and poultry; nuts and beans. It is high fiber and low to moderate in fat. It is a plan that follows US guidelines for sodium content, along with vitamins and minerals.
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