Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Study Backs Benefits of Healthy Diet

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Study Backs Benefits of Healthy Diet

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CHICAGO -- Women who eat a wide variety of healthy foods may significantly lower their risk of dying from such things as cancer, heart disease and stroke, a study suggests.

This is the first time that the health effects of overall eating patterns have been studied, researchers said.

They found a diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat meat and dairy products reduces a woman's chances of dying -- up to 30 percent for women who ate the healthiest diets compared with those with the most unhealthy eating habits.

Most previous studies have looked at the health effects of specific nutrients, foods or dietary habits -- such as eating low-fat foods -- but not at overall eating patterns, said Arthur Schatzkin, chief of the National Cancer Institute's nutritional epidemiology branch and one of the study's authors.

The study, published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, was based on questionnaires completed between 1987 and 1989 by more than 42,000 women. …

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