Healthy Eating Pattern May Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women

Healthy eating pattern may lower the risk of hearing loss in women, according to a new study. Ladies, who are suffering from hearing loss, should start eating healthy food as a new research conducted by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that consuming healthy food may decrease the hearing loss by 30 percent.


Previous studies have found a positive effect of specific nutrients on risk, but the relation of healthy food and risk of developing loss was unclear.

For this new study, researchers analyzed the link between three different diets and the developing risk of hearing loss- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DAASH), the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 (AHEI-2010), and The Alternate Mediterranean diet (AMED) – in 70,966 women. The researchers followed them for 22 years and found that healthy diet has a positive impact on women with hearing loss. The study was published in the Journal of Nutrition.

The AMED diet includes grains, vegetables, nuts, extra virgin olive oil, legumes, fruits, fish and moderate intake of alcohol. The DASH diet is rich in fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy as well as low in sodium. The AHEI-2010 diet has common ingredients with AMED and DASH.

“Interestingly, we observed that those following an overall healthy diet had a lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss,” said one of the study author Sharon Curhan from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US. “Eating well contributes to overall good health, and it may also be helpful in reducing the risk of hearing loss,” Curhan added.

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