New Research Finds Starchy Snacks May Be Harmful heart health… Conversely, eating fruits, vegetables, or dairy products with certain meals is associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases, cancer or any other reason.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that eating starchy snacks high in white potatoes or other starches after any meal was associated with at least a 50 percent increased risk of death and a 44-57 percent increased risk of death from heart disease. – vascular diseases.
“People are increasingly worried about what they eat, as well as when they eat,” said Ying Li, Ph.D., lead study author and professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene at the School of Public Health, Harbin Medical University in Harbin. China.
“Our team aimed to better understand the impact of different foods on certain meals,” added Lee.
Lee and colleagues analyzed the results of 21,503 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 2003 to 2014 in the United States to assess dietary habits at all meals.
Among the study population, 51 percent of the participants were women, and all participants were 30 years of age or older at the start of the study. To determine patient outcomes, the researchers used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Mortality Index to mark participants who died before December 31, 2015 from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or any other cause.
The researchers classified the participants’ dietary patterns by analyzing what food they ate at different meals. In terms of main meals, three main morning meal regimes have been identified: Western breakfast, starch breakfast, and fruit breakfast.
Western lunch, vegetable lunch, and fruit lunch were identified as the main diets for the half day. Western supper, vegetable supper, and fruit supper have been identified as the main diets for supper.
For snacks, cereal snacks, starchy snacks, fruit snacks, and dairy snacks were identified as the main samples of in-between-meal snacks. In addition, participants who did not fit into certain dietary patterns were analyzed as a control group. The researchers noted that Western diets are higher in fat and protein, which is similar to many foods in North America.
Participants in the Western dining group consumed the most refined grains, hard fats, cheese, added sugar, and jerky. The fruit-based lunch group ate the most whole grains, fruits, yogurt, and nuts.
Participants in the vegetable-based lunch group ate the most dark vegetables, red and orange vegetables, tomatoes, other vegetables, and legumes. Participants who ate starchy snacks ate the most servings of white potatoes.
According to their findings:
1. Western lunch (usually containing refined grains, cheese, jerky) was associated with a 44% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
2. Fruit lunch was associated with a 34% reduction in the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
3. Vegetable-based meals resulted in a 23% and 31% reduction in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, respectively.
4. Eating a high-starch snack after any meal was associated with a 50-52% higher risk of all-cause mortality and a 44-57% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality.
“Our results show that the amount and timing of different foods are equally important in maintaining optimal health,” Lee said.
Lee added, “Future nutritional recommendations and intervention strategies may include optimal timing of food intake throughout the day.”
Limitations of this study include the fact that the nutritional data were self-provided by the participants, which can lead to biased memories. Although the researchers took into account possible confounding factors, other unmeasured confounding factors cannot be ruled out.
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