EAT-Lancet score and major health outcomes: the EPIC-Oxford study

EAT-Lancet score and major health outcomes: the EPIC-Oxford study

Anika Knuppel, Keren Papier, Timothy J Key, Ruth C Travis

Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

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In January, 2019, the EAT-LancetCommission on healthy diets from the sustainable food systems report1defined a universal reference diet to promote human and environmental health. To evaluate its association with the risk of major health outcomes, we used data from 46069 participants enrolled throughout the UK in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Oxford study.

In this large prospective cohort of British adults, the EAT-Lancet reference diet shows beneficial associations for ischaemic heart disease and diabetes, but no association with stroke and no clear association with mortality.


Publication details

Knuppel, A., et al. 2019. EAT-Lancet score and major health outcomes: the EPIC-Oxford study. The Lancet