Scientists from the City University of New York and
the National Cancer Institute have completed a study
testing the effect of a general healthy diet on
mortality. Whereas most studies isolate one or two
foods and test the effect on health, this
study focused on the health effects of dietary
The study was a large one with
42,254 women taking part.
Results showed that those who ate diet that
includes fruits, vegetables, whole gains, low-fat
dairy and lean meat have a lower risk of mortality.
Differences were noted in those who ate a healthy
diet occasionally. Those who stuck closely to daily
recommended food intakes patterns have a 30% lower
risk of multivariate-adjusted all-cause mortality
compared with those who are less conscientious.