NEWSCounteracting Harmful Effects Of Pollution With Mediterranean Diet

Maureen SantosMay 30, 20188153 min

Different kinds of diet have been tried and tested by different people with varied reasons and results.

People consume a particular type of a diet based on their needs and budget. Obese people usually take on Mediterranean diet to lose weight. Aside from boosting weight-loss because of a less or meatless diet, it incorporates the use of olive oil, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains.

The commitment of the Mediterranean diet does not limit on total fat consumption. Instead, it establishes smart selections about the kinds of fat that we eat. This type of diet says no to saturated fats and hydrogenated oils or trans fats which add to the risks of heart diseases.

New research discovered that consuming a Mediterranean diet could offer some defense from the dangerous effects of being exposed to air pollution for a long time. Likewise, it could alleviate the chance of heart attacks, stroke, and other life-threatening diseases.

The New York University School of Medicine researchers identified the participants into five groups according to how actively they comply with a Mediterranean diet. They also considered their long-term contact with ozone, fine particulate matter, and nitrous oxide. The study was carried out in 548,699 people having an average age of 62 and followed for a period of 17 years.

“Previous studies have shown that dietary changes, particularly the addition of antioxidants, can blunt the adverse effects of exposure to high levels of air pollution over short time periods,” said co-author Chris C. Lim.

The study was presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference from May 18-23 in San Diego, California.

The Mediterranean diet is rich in anti-oxidants which are molecules that aid in combatting free radicals that cause destroy cells and tissues. According to the newly-published research by Deakin University, it could also help in the treatment of depression lessening the costs of clinical treatment.


Maureen Santos

She lets everyone become aware of what is happening to our beloved planet Earth and its inhabitants. She can take you beyond the space and find out how neighbor planets are doing. Moreover, she would open your eyes to the things what makes the Earth suffer including the living species and allow you to decide what you can do to help save the planet and the future generation.

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