Healthy Diet Lowers Risk for COPD

Most people know that smoking is hazardous to health. It is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Could diet influence this risk? In a study of 120,000 health professionals, researchers found dietary quality did influence COPD risk. Those consuming the healthiest diets had one third lower risk! The healthy diet consisted of whole grains, healthy fats, nuts and lower intakes of red or processed meats, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened drinks.

PositiveTip: Eat a healthy, protective diet to preserve lung health.