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Study: ‘Western style’ diet can be a killer

Researchers said that avoidance of the "Western-type foods" might actually improve the possibility of achieving older ages free of chronic diseases and remaining highly functional.
Researchers said that avoidance of the “Western-type foods” might actually improve the possibility of achieving older ages free of chronic diseases and remaining highly functional.

[UPI]

Eating a “Western-style” diet — fried food, processed and red meat, refined grains, sweets and high-fat dairy — can reduce lifespan, French researchers say.

Lead investigator Tasnime Akbaraly of Inserm in Montpellier, France, and colleagues analyzed findings from the British Whitehall II cohort study, which involved 3,775 men and 1,575 women from 1985-2009 with a mean age of 51. Using a combination of hospital data, results of screenings conducted every five years, and registry data, investigators identified mortality and chronic diseases among participants.

Read more about the “Western-style” diet at UPI.

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