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Live longer with Mediterranean diet according to Greek study

>> Friday, July 31, 2009

Drink wine in moderation, eat not much meat, good fats and lots of vegetables and you will live longer, a Greek study shows. Consuming wine in moderation (24%), eat not much meat (17%), a lot of vegetables (16%), fruits and nuts (11%), monounsaturated fats rather than saturated (11%), legumes (10%) and you will contribute to decreased mortality rate. The percentage indicates the contributing weight of the factor. In other words, wine was the most important contributor to a long life. Cereals and milk products seemed not to contribute to a longer life and large quantities of fish and shellfish had a non-significant negative effect. The study included 23 249 persons and was made by Antonia Trichopoulou, Christina Bamia and Dimitrios Tricholpoulos. Read more British Medical Journal and


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