A certain diet reduces the risk of death from all causes by 50%
Experts from the European Institute of Oncology have studied the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Scientists continue to emphasize the importance of proper nutrition to increase life expectancy. Experts from the European Institute of Oncology have studied the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
They analyzed cohort studies published from 1966 to 2008, in which more than 1.5 million people participated. They concluded that strict adherence to the Mediterranean diet strongly affects health, reducing the risk of all-cause mortality (by 9%), death from cardiovascular diseases (9%), from cancer (6%), and the incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's (13%). ...
In another study, researchers assessed the relationship of diet and lifestyle choices to mortality rates in older populations. It turned out that the Mediterranean diet in the context of a healthy lifestyle, even between the ages of 70 and 90, reduces mortality from all causes by more than 50%.
The experts explained that the Mediterranean diet lowers levels of C-reactive protein, a well-known marker of systemic inflammation and a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. What's more, humans have improved lipid profiles - triglyceride levels and the ratio between total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
The Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats like olive oil. With such a diet, people reduce their consumption of meat and dairy products.