By Lillian Fischbeck-Levin in New York City Published December 05, 2018 10:18:25A diet that helps reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes has been shown to reduce the incidence of cancer and other major health problems in humans, including a decline in risk of death from all causes.
But it’s not just people who can live longer with a low-carb diet.
It can also be good for the environment, too.
According to new research published Monday in the journal Nature Communications, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains is associated with a lower risk of chronic kidney disease, which has been linked to excess kidney stones, osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.
The findings also show that the effect of a low fat diet on the risk for certain cancers is much more potent than previously thought.
Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a survey of nearly 30 million people conducted every four years by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers compared the data from both groups and found that a diet high in fruits and vegetables was associated with lower rates of cancer, heart disease, stroke and stroke death.
The researchers found that fruits and vegetable intake was linked to a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
They also found that overall, fruits and veggies were associated with about half the reduction in cancer deaths, as compared to a high fat diet.
The results also suggest that a low carbohydrate diet, which contains no refined grains, can lower the risk, as well as lower cancer and heart rates.
The study was led by scientists from Columbia University in New Columbia, Columbia, New York.
It was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.