Study: Low-fat, low-sugar diet can protect women's health

06/24/2008 | HealthDay News

Women who eat a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains but low in saturated fats and sugar have a lower risk of premature death or death from cardiovascular disease, research from the Nurse's Health Study reveals. A Western diet heavy on red and processed meats, french fries, sweets and refined grains was linked to a 22% higher risk of death from heart disease, a 21% higher risk of death from all causes and a 16% higher risk of death from cancer.

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