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  2. May 19, 2023

Plant-Based Diets High in Fruit Reduce Inflammation in Postmenopausal Women

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduces inflammation in postmenopausal women, according to new research out of New Zealand. Researchers looked for 15 signs of inflammation and found that diets high in foods including vegetables, tea and coffee, and especially fruit reduced inflammation among the women studied. A high-carbohydrate, high-fruit diet greatly outperformed a fast-food-heavy diet.


Ilesanmi-Oyelere BL, Kruger MC. Associations between dietary patterns and an array of inflammation biomarkers and plasma lipid profile in postmenopausal women. BMC Women’s Health. 2023;23(1):1-8. doi:10.1186/s12905-023-02417-w 

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