New study finds no connection between gold and health
MONEX, Utah — A new study suggests that no link exists between gold-bearing metals and health or longevity.
The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, looked at the effects of a diet rich in plant-based foods, such as legumes, grains, and vegetables, on mortality, biomarkers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals.
“We were surprised to find that we don’t find any relationship between dietary gold consumption and mortality,” said study co-author Dr. Robert S. Schaffer, a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Previous research found that high dietary gold intake is associated with lower mortality.
The new study examined the link between gold intake and health and longevity.
The researchers analyzed data from a nationwide study that tracked health and lifestyle factors for more than 6,000 adults from the United States and Canada between 1993 and 2008.
The data came from a nationally representative population of 2.4 million adults.
The researchers found that gold intake did not appear to be associated with any health outcome.
The study also did not find that people with high levels of dietary gold had higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease or cancer.
In general, the gold-rich diet is linked with lower rates of coronary heart disease and stroke.
But there were several differences among the participants.
Most of the participants in the study were white, well-educated, middle-aged or older.
The majority of the people were white and middle-income, and many of them were not particularly heavy gold consumers.
But the researchers noted that the average gold intake of these participants was about 1,500 ounces per year.
And among people with a history of chronic disease, the study showed that those with the highest levels of gold consumption had a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer.
The study authors concluded that the findings of this study are consistent with previous research and may help to guide future research into dietary gold.