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Comparative analysis reveals the potential to maximize the benefits of healthy eating

Using observational data from over 200,000 participants with up to 32 years of follow-up, we compared the strengths of eight healthy dietary patterns for general health. We found that diets that lowered hyperinsulinemia, chronic inflammation and diabetes risk may offer the greatest protection against chronic diseases.

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Fig. 1: The associations of dietary patterns with major chronic diseases.


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This is a summary of: Wang, P. et al. Optimal dietary patterns for prevention of chronic disease. Nat. Med. (2023).

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Comparative analysis reveals the potential to maximize the benefits of healthy eating. Nat Med 29, 545–546 (2023).

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