Polish researchers highlight benefits of anti-inflammatory diet: report
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A new study by a team of Polish researchers has found that an anti-inflammatory diet that includes chocolate, red wine and beer could be the key to a longer lifespan, according to a report.
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Anti-inflammatory diets can be beneficial for those suffering from a myriad of health conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, Britain’s The Independent newspaper has reported, citing a study by researchers at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
The Polish research team carried out a study of around 70,000 men and women whose lifestyles were closely examined during a 16-year period, The Independent reported on its website.
The Polish study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, compared the mortality of those who followed an anti-inflammatory diet and those who did not, according to The Independent.
The paper cited the Polish researchers as concluding that those who followed an anti-inflammatory diet, regularly eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, nuts, chocolate and moderate amounts of red wine and beer, had an 18 percent lower risk of death by any cause.
They also had a 20 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality and a 13 percent reduced risk of death caused by cancer, The Independent reported.
It quoted a British expert—Fran McElwaine, director for the UK Health Coaches Association—as saying that a diet that reduces inflammation "can only be a good thing" because "inflammation lies at the root of most chronic, lifestyle-related disease, including arthritis, dementia, some cancers and cardiovascular disease."