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Healthy diet may lower risk of hearing loss in women: study

Press Trust of India  |  Boston 

a may lower the risk of acquired in women, according to a study.

Researchers from Brigham and in the US examined the relation between three different and risk of developing

They followed 70,966 women for 22 years, who consumed The Alternate (AMED), Dietary Approaches to Stop (DASH), and the Alternative Healthy Index-2010 (AHEI-2010).

The AMED includes extra virgin olive oil, grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and moderate intake of alcohol.

The DASH diet is high in fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy, and low in sodium. The AHEI-2010 diet has common components with AMED and DASH.

The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that a is associated with a lower risk of acquired in women.

"Interestingly, we observed that those following an overall had a lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss," said from Brigham and

"Eating well contributes to overall good health, and it may also be helpful in reducing the risk of hearing loss," said Curhan.

Researchers collected detailed information on dietary intake every four years.

They found that women whose most closely resembled the AMED or DASH dietary patterns had about 30 per cent lower risk of moderate or worse hearing loss, compared with women whose resembled these dietary patterns the least.

Moreover, findings in a sub-cohort of over 33,000 women for whom detailed hearing-related information had been collected suggest that the magnitude of the reduced risk may be even greater than 30 per cent, and may also pertain to the AHEI-2010.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 14:40 IST