“Those who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were more likely to live past age 70 without heart disease, diabetes or other chronic diseases. They also were more likely to be classified as “healthy agers” than those who didn’t follow the diets closely or at all. However, Samieri said, “only 11 percent of our participants were classified as healthy agers overall.”
The study is to be published Nov. 5 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. It was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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