Healthy Eating Patterns, Risk of Total, Cause-Specific Mortality

JAMA Internal Medicine


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About The Study: Greater adherence to several healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of death in this study including 75,000 women and 44,000 men with up to 36 years of follow-up. These associations were consistent in different racial and ethnic groups, including Hispanic, non-Hispanic Black, and non-Hispanic white individuals. These findings support the recommendations of Dietary Guidelines for Americans that multiple healthy eating patterns can be adapted to individual food traditions and preferences. 

Authors: Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, is the corresponding author.



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