Low-Fat Diets Can Be Beneficial for Health of Postmenopausal Women

Recent research from the US, based on data gathered for almost 20 years, confirms that low-fat diets are beneficial for the health of postmenopausal women.Low-Fat Diets Can Be Beneficial for Health of Postmenopausal Women

Within the study, the researchers analyzed data received from the Dietary Modification Trial which began in 1993. The trial included 48,835 postmenopausal women residing in the United States. One group of women, 40% in particular, was assigned to eat a low-fat diet while the other group continued their usual diet.

After the follow-up period, which spanned for 19.6 years, the researchers reported the following benefits showed by the group of women eating a low-fat diet:

Co-author of the study Garnet Anderson, Ph.D., a senior vice president and director of Fred Hutchinson's Public Health Sciences Division, comments: “The sheer number of new diets and nutrition trends can be overwhelming to people who simply want to know, 'What should I eat?' [...] While there are many diets that provide short term benefits like weight loss, this study scientifically validates the long term health effects of a low-fat diet.”

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