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A bean-free diet increases the risk of all-cause mortality among Taiwanese women: the role of the metabolic syndrome.

A bean-free diet may elevate total mortality risk in Taiwanese women.

This study evaluated the correlation between a bean-free diet, metabolic syndrome, and all-cause mortality. Researchers examined the diets of Taiwanese 5770 adults for 6.8 years. The relevant anthropometric variables, total mortality, and metabolic syndrome hazard ratios were assessed in all the subjects.

Researchers discovered that high consumption of beans reduced waist circumference and HbA1c levels in women and improved all the measured indicators of metabolic syndrome, except fasting glucose concentrations, in men. A bean-free diet was found to increase all-cause mortality risk in women in this study. The results of this study provide evidence that diets rich in beans may improve metabolic health in men and suggest a link between the consumption of bean-free diets and increased total mortality risk in females.

Research Summary Information

  • 2012
  • Chang WC, Wahlqvist ML, Chang HY, Hsu CC, Lee MS, Wang WS, Hsiung CA.
  • Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, 35 Keyan Road, Zhunan Town, Miaoli County 35053, Taiwan, Republic of China. wcchang@nhri.org.tw
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