Let's say your diet has been not so great.
Maybe too much red meat, especially processed meat.
Maybe too many sugary soft drinks.
And maybe you've been eating like that for decades.
So what's the point of trying to make some healthful changes now, after the damage has presumably been done?
“It is impressive that changes even very late in life,such as even being older and having a heart attack, a dietary change can within a matter of a few months drop our risk greatly of a recurrent heart attack or death.”
Walter Willett. He chairs the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
He spoke at a January 15th forum on Cancer and Diet that wound up touching on diet and health in general.
“So it's never too late to make important changes.
For diabetes also, if we change our diet almost immediately our risk of diabetes goes down.
But that's not to say you just should just wait till you're old to start living a healthy life.
We're seeing in some studies now that what women ate as adolescents, especially if they ate a lot more red meat, that affected breast cancer risk later in their life.
So it's definitely important if you want the healthiest overall life is to start a healthy lifestyle early.
But if you've sort of ignored things it's never too late to still get some benefit.”
The entire hour-long forum featuring Willett and other researchers discussing diet and health is archived on line.
Just google “Harvard public health forum”.
在1月15日关注饮食与健康的“癌症与饮食” 论坛上他这样说道 。
1.such as 诸如
例句:his was just below much smaller economies such as Tunisia, Albania and Jordan.
2.try to 尝试
例句:I think we should try to buy more time.
3.red meat 羊肉; 红色肉类
例句:The histamine-rich fish have to eat less red meat.
4.soft drink 软饮料
例句:Lemonade is a soft drink.