Live longer by following a Mediterranean according to Swedish researchers. I’m not sure if this really is news. You would assume that a diet that protects from several chronic diseases would result in a longer life. This Swedish study basically studied older Swedish individuals and compared 70 year olds who were following a Mediterranean style diet with those who weren’t. According to one of the researchers Gianluca Tognon, who is Italian by the way, the ones that followed a Mediterranean style diet had a 20% chance of having a longer life, which means an extra 2-3 years.
This study is interesting not so much because it tells us that a Mediterranean diet helps you live longer, but because it shows that it doesn’t matter where you’re from, if you eat a Mediterranean style diet you can be healthier.
If you are interested, I’ve reported on this in greater detail at Olive Oil Times.