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Healthier Eating Linked To Lower Risk Of Hearing Loss In Women

Researchers have discovered a link between following a healthy diet and hearing loss in women, with healthier eating habits shown to reduce the risk.

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Healthier Eating Linked To Lower Risk Of Hearing Loss In Women

According to ScienceDaily, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital conducted a study in which three diets, the Alternate Mediterranean diet, the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010, and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or DASH diet was linked to a lower risk of hearing loss in women.

The Study

As part of a 22-year study, Sharon Curhan, first author of the study said: "Interestingly, we observed that those following an overall healthy diet had a lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss," and "Eating well contributes to overall good health, and it may also be helpful in reducing the risk of hearing loss." when speaking about the research and the studies behind it. 70,966 women were studied and followed for a period of 22 years in which a lower risk of hearing loss was associated with a clean and healthy diet plan.

Over the course of 22 years, researchers gathered information on the dietary intake and more findings and discovered that those which mostly followed diets closest to the DASH and AMED diet showed at least a 30 percent lower risk of semi or complete hearing loss as opposed to those that followed dietary plans further from them.

The Diets

For those unfamiliar with the DASH or AMED diet, the AMED diet consists of mainly eating foods such as nuts, fish, fresh vegetables and legumes, fruits, grains, and nuts as well. The DASH diet focuses heavily on fruits and vegetables and is a diet that is both low in fat and in sodium. According to the study, 33 thousand women had detailed information of hearing-related issues and it was discovered that the reduced risk may even exceed 30 percent in total. Results of the study are published in Journal of Nutrition. By following any of these diets or shaping your daily eating plans around them, you can reduce the risk of hearing loss and hearing related issues.

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