Directly from Australia: Higher Adherence to Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Apnea Risk

Higher adherence to a healthy plant-based dietary index (PDI) is associated with a reduced risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published online Feb. 20 in ERJ Open Research.

Yohannes Adama Melaku, Ph.D., from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and colleagues examined the association of PDI with the risk for OSA using cross-sectional data from 14,210 participants of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey who provided dietary information using the 24-hour recall method. Healthy (hPDI), unhealthy (uPDI), and provegetarian (PVDI) diet indices were determined for the participants.

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