Mediterranean Diet May Help Women Live Longer, Healthier Lives

By Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News Study finds that following diet during middle age ups odds of living past 70 by 40 percent. Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests. “Women with healthier dietary patterns at midlife were 40 percent more likely to survive to age 70 or over,” said lead researcher Cecilia Samieri, a postdoctoral fellow who conducted the study while at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is now a researcher at INSERM and Universite de Bordeaux, in France. INSERM is the...

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