Frequent Dining-out May Increase Risk of all Cause Mortality
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Dining out is a popular activity worldwide. Evidence on the association between eating meals away from home and long-term health outcomes is still limited. A study was done to examine the association of frequency of eating meals prepared away from home with all-cause and cause-specific mortality.

It included 35,084 adults aged 20 years or older from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey 1999-2014, who reported their dietary habits including frequency of eating meals prepared away from home in a questionnaire during face-to-face household interviews.

All-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and cancer mortality were ascertained by linkage to death records through December 31, 2015. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards models were used to estimate adjusted hazard ratios of mortality from all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality.

Results:

During 291,475 person-years of follow-up, 2,781 deaths occurred, including 511 deaths from cardiovascular disease and 638 death from cancer. After adjustment for age, sex, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, dietary and lifestyle factors, and body mass index, the hazard ratio of mortality among participants who ate meals prepared away from home very frequently compared with those who seldom ate meals prepared away from home was 1.49 for all-cause mortality, 1.18 for cardiovascular mortality, and 1.67 for cancer mortality.

Conclusions:

Frequent consumption of meals prepared away from home is significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality. The association of eating meals prepared away from home with cardiovascular mortality and cancer mortality warrants additional investigation.

Source:
https://jandonline.org/article/S2212-2672(21)00059-9/fulltext
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