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Eating a plant based diet could reduce snoring, study finds

Could eating a plant-based diet help reduce snoring?
Could eating a plant-based diet help reduce snoring? 00:53

BOSTON - Could eating a plant based diet reduce snoring? Well it depends on what kind of plant-based diet we're talking about.  

A new study out of Australia analyzed data on more than 14,000 people and found that those who adhered to a healthy plant-based diet had a lower risk of obstructive sleep apnea while those on an unhealthy plant-based diet were at higher risk.  

A healthy plant-based diet is one high in vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and nuts not refined carbohydrates like sugary drinks, and high-sugar and high-salt foods.  

It's unclear whether a healthy plant-based diet is better than a healthy meat-based diet in terms of sleep apnea risk, but some speculate that plant-based foods can help reduce inflammation in the body, including in the head and neck. 

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