A new study by
shows that if middle-aged women adopt a Mediterranean diet, they will not only be healthier, but also prolong their life expectancy.
researchers from the French National Institutes of health analyzed the diet and health information of more than 10000 women who participated in the “nurse health study”. These women were about 60 years old when they participated in the study from 1984 to 1986, and none of them had major chronic diseases. Fifteen years later, the researchers again evaluated the women’s diet and health. The results of
studies show that if women adopt a Mediterranean diet in middle age, their chances of living to over 70 are increased by 40%. If women eat healthy, they are less likely to suffer from major chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. The Mediterranean diet of
emphasizes eating a lot of vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains and fish, less red meat and processed meat, and moderate drinking.
researchers pointed out that although the study did not discuss men, previous studies have shown that the relationship between diet and healthy aging does not differ by gender. Therefore, if men adopt the Mediterranean diet, they will get the same benefits.