Greater adherence to a diet rich in vegetables, low fat dairy and whole grains is not only good for health but also good for the planet, according to a study by researchers at CEDAR and Oxford University.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a proven way to prevent and control hypertension and other chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.
New analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that this diet is also associated with lower emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases. However, the researchers found that keeping to the DASH diet was associated with higher food costs, and suggest that systemic changes may be needed to make healthier, low-carbon diets more affordable.
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- Paper: Greater accordance with the DASH dietary pattern is associated with lower diet-related greenhouse gas production but higher dietary costs in the United Kingdom. Pablo Monsivais, Peter Scarborough, Tina Lloyd, Anja Mizdrak, Robert Luben, Angela A Mulligan, Nicholas J Wareham, and James Woodcock. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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