Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mediterranean diet linked to healthier, longer life

Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Mediterranean diet with a high content in fish and vegetables promotes a better and longer life, a new study has revealed.

This is the unanimous result of four studies by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Research studies ever since the 1950s have shown that a Mediterranean diet, based on a high consumption of fish and vegetables and a low consumption of animal-based products such as meat and milk, leads to better health.

Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have now studied the effects of a Mediterranean diet on older people in Sweden.

They used a unique study known as the 'H70 study' to compare 70-year-olds who eat a Mediterranean diet with others who ate more meat and animal products. The study took into consideration thousands of 70-year-olds in the Gothenburg region for more than 40 years.

The results showed that those who eat a Mediterranean diet have a 20 percent higher chance of living longer.
Source: Yahoo News

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