Healthy Diet In Middle Age Leads To Healthier Old Age

New results from a long-running study offer fresh evidence that a “healthy” diet is actually good for you. The study shows that women who followed a healthy diet while in middle age had a much better chance of reaching 70 without any of the major illnesses or impairments usually associated with old age.

In a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Cecilia Samieri and colleagues analyzed data from 10,670 women who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study and who had no major diseases in the mid-1980s when they were in their late 60s and early 70s. They found that women with healthy diets (as assessed by the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010 and the Alternate Mediterranean diet scores) were much more likely to reach the age of 70 with no major chronic diseases, no impairment in cognition, no physical disabilities, and intact mental health.

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