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Professor Walter Willett finds that the planetary diet reduces the risk of death by 30%.

Professor Walter Willett finds that the planetary diet reduces the risk of death by 30%.

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The Planetary Health Diet (PHD), launched in 2019, is associated with a lower risk of premature death and a lower environmental footprint, according to research Subordinate Harvard T Chan School of Public Health.

The study followed 200,000 US healthcare workers, who reported on their diet every 4 years over 34 years. The study shows a 30% lower risk of death among those who followed their Ph.D. The researchers translated their diet into climate performance and calculated that they emit 29% less greenhouse gases and use 51% less land than people who don’t eat or barely eat, according to the Ph.D.

The planetary diet, also called the win-win diet, is a global reference diet for adults that emphasizes fruits and vegetables as well as proteins from plant sources. It is symbolically represented by half a plate of fruits and vegetables. The other half of the plate consists of whole grains, plant proteins (beans, lentils, legumes, and nuts), unsaturated vegetable oils, modest amounts of meat and dairy products, some added sugars, and starchy vegetables. It can be flexibly adapted to dietary requirements, personal preferences and cultural traditions.

The diet can count on both fanatical supporters and opponents. Lead researcher Walter Willett (Harvard) and internationally known, He says Benefits mainly: “The results show a reduced risk of all major causes of death. In addition, we saw a significant reduction in the impact on the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions and land use.”

Critics point to the notorious shortcomings of self-reporting (filling out lists about what you’ve eaten) in nutritional research, especially over long time periods. They also comment, among other things, on the nutritional value and affordability of Ph.D.

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