Nutrition and Health – The Relation between Eating Activity and Different Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Analysis was first published in 2014 by the Public Library of Science. The importance of diet in preserving health is emphasized in the report. It mentions, for example, that vegetarians have very few cases of cholesterol disorders, hypertension, and coronary artery diseases, which is due to their diet’s low saturated fat and cholesterol content. Furthermore, vegetarians have a low BMI, which results from good lifestyle practices such as drinking less alcohol and smoking less. Consequently, research has shown that there are very few death cases resulting from diet-related complications in case of vegetarian diet.
On the other hand, intake of both red meat and high-calorie products increases chances of health complications. As a consequence, more deaths resulting from diseases like heart attack and arthritis are being reported for individuals with high consumption of unhealthy products. In my opinion, the article addresses well the impact of eating behavior and eating habits on health and provides evidence to support the reflected points. However, the report could have included more information on the data obtained from other communities apart from Australia.
Nathalie T. Burkert, Johanna Muckenhuber, Franziska Großschädl, Éva Rásky, Wolfgang Freidl, Olga Y. Gorlova, “Nutrition and Health–The Association between Eating Behavior and Various Health Parameters: A Matched Sample Study.” PloS one 9.2 (2014): e88278. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0088278 Accessed October 10, 2017