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Clue to Centenarians' Longevity: A Mediterranean Diet

(MyHealthNewsDaily) The Mediterranean diet may be one of the keys to long life, a new study suggests.
Researchers in Italy found that people living in mountain villages on the island of Sicily, who had lived to the age of at least 100, adhered closely to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and low in red meat, refined carbohydrates and sweets…
The study showed an association, not a cause-and-effect link between the diet and a long life, and more work is needed to confirm the findings.
Still, "to reach successful ageing, it is advisable to follow a diet with low quantity of saturated fat and high amount of fruits and vegetables rich in phytochemicals," which are compounds found in plants, the researchers wrote in their conclusion.
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