People Who a Eat Healthy, Plant-Based Diet Are Less Likely To Suffer With Dangerous Snoring

People Who a Eat Healthy, Plant-Based Diet Are Less Likely To Suffer With Dangerous Snoring

Healthy Plant Based Diet

Recent research indicates that a healthy plant-based diet may lower the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), while diets high in refined carbs and sugars could increase this risk. The study, which analyzed dietary patterns and OSA symptoms among over 14,000 participants, highlights the importance of diet quality in managing OSA risk, with noted differences between genders.

People who eat a healthy, plant-based diet that is high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and nuts are less likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to a recent study published in ERJ Open Research. Conversely, those who consume a less healthy plant-based diet, characterized by a high intake of refined carbohydrates, sugary beverages, and foods high in sugar and salt, face an increased risk of developing OSA.

People with OSA often snore loudly, their breathing starts and stops during the night, and they may wake up several times. Not only does this cause tiredness, but it can also increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

The new study is one of the first large-scale analyses to investigate the correlation between plant-based diets and OSA risk. Researchers say its findings suggest that eating a healthy, plant-based diet may help prevent or treat OSA.

Study Insights and Findings

The research was led by Dr Yohannes Melaku from DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00739-2023


Kerri Waldron

My name is Kerri Waldron and I am an avid healthy lifestyle participant who lives by proper nutrition and keeping active. One of the things I love best is to get to where I am going by walking every chance I get. If you want to feel great with renewed energy, you have to practice good nutrition and stay active.