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Influence of Anti-inflammatory diet on Aging

Anti-inflammatory diet

An anti-inflammatory diet is composed of food that reduces the inflammatory response. any mainstream nutrition expert would encourage you to eat anti-inflammatory food. It also helps to tackle autoimmune disease and other chronic illness.

What’s new

A recent study published in the Journal of internal medicine found that sticking to the anti-inflammatory diet can reduce the risk of dying from many causes like cardiovascular disease, cancer. Risk of these disease increase with aging.

Anti-inflammatory foods consist of fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, whole grain bread, breakfast cereal, low-fat cheese, olive oil and canola oil, nuts, chocolate, and moderate amounts of red wine and beer. Pro-inflammatory foods include unprocessed and processed red meat, organ meats, chips, and soft-drink beverages.

The main focus of this study was to investigate the link between an anti‐inflammatory diet index (AIDI) and all‐cause and cause‐specific death rate. Additionally, researchers also wanted to determine the association between the AIDI and differences in survival time and to assess effect modification by smoking status.

Findings

During their research, researchers examine the population of 68273 Swedish men and women aged 45 to 83 years who were followed for 16 years. They were given an anti-inflammatory diet which included 11 potential anti-inflammatory and 5 pro-inflammatory potentials of the diet.

They found that participants who were regularly followed this diet had 18% lower risk of all-cause death, a 20% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, and a 13% lower risk of cancer death when compared with those who followed the diet to a lesser degree. Smokers who followed the diet experienced even greater benefits when compared with smokers who did not follow the diet.

“Our dose-response analysis showed that even partial adherence to the anti-inflammatory diet may provide a health benefit,” said lead author Dr. Joanna Kaluza, an associate professor at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, in Poland.

Conclusion of the study

With this research in mind, researchers concluded that Adherence to a diet with high anti‐inflammatory potential may reduce all‐cause, Cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality and prolong survival time, especially amongst smokers. Still, the potential modification of these associations by smoking status remains unclear.

 

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