Women! You may want to start eating healthily, as according to a recent study, it may help to protect your hearing.
Brigham and Women's Hospital research has shown that healthy eating patterns can reduce the risk of hearing loss by 30 percent.
Previous studies have examined how specific nutrients affect risk, but the ratio of total nutrition to risk of hearing loss was unclear.
In the new study, researchers examined the link between three different diets and the risk of hearing loss: The Alternative Mediterranean Diet (AMED), Nutritional Use to Stop High Blood Pressure (DASH) and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index 201
"Interestingly, we observed that those who followed a healthy diet had a lower risk of moderate or severe hearing loss," said first author Sharon Curhan. "Good food contributes to good overall health and can also be helpful in reducing the risk of hearing loss."
In this longitudinal study, researchers collected detailed information on food intake every four years and found that women were most likely to be fed the most. AMED or DASH dietary habits had about a 30 percent lower risk of moderate or poor hearing loss compared to women. whose diet was least similar to these dietary habits.
In addition, results in a subgroup of over 33,000 women for whom detailed auditory information was collected suggest that the extent of the reduced risk could even exceed 30 percent, and could also relate to the AHEI-2010 ,
The AMED diet includes extra virgin olive oil, cereals, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and moderate intake of alcohol. The DASH diet is high in fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy and low in sodium. The AHEI-2010 diet has common components with AMED and DASH.
The study appears in the Journal of Nutrition.
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