New study links healthy diet to reduced risk of hearing loss in women


A recent article, published in the Journal of Nutrition has reported that differences in hearing loss outcomes may be associated with different types of diet.

A research team examined the correlation between adherence to the various diets and the risk of hearing loss in a cohort of some 81,818 women included in the Nurses’ Health Study 11. The study group comprised women aged 27 to 44 years at baseline.

The parameters of interest for the analysis were the Alternative Mediterranean Diet (AMED), the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010(AHEI-2010), a measure of diet quality.

Findings show a significant inverse association for higher cumulative average AMED ans DASH scores with the risk of hearing loss. In addition, higher cumulative average adherence scores for all the dietary patterns studied correlated with a lower risk of hearing loss in over 33,000 participants who had additional hearing related information available.

In the article, the authors concluded that consuming a healthy diet may be helpful in reducing the risk of acquired hearing loss.