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Healthy Diet Linked to Longer Life

Healthy Diet Linked to Longer Life

According to research that will be published in the January 2011 edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, seniors between the ages of 70 to 79 who ate a diet rich in high-fat dairy products had the highest risk of death over a ten-year period.

However, seniors the same age who ate a healthy diet–one with high amounts of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, poultry, and fish–lived longer lives.

The researchers analyzed the diets of 2500 American adults and found that during the ten-year period, those who ate a diet rich in high fat dairy products had a 34 percent death rate.  Those who ate a diet fairly high in sweets and desserts had a 32 percent death rate, while only 21 percent of the healthy diet category died during the decade-long study.

The researchers took into account a number of other factors, such as gender, age, race, education, physical activity, smoking, and total caloric intake as part of the study.

To people who already eat a healthy diet and notice the health improvements this type of diet affords, the outcome of this type of research may seem fairly obvious but positive outcomes with this type of research may help to support further research into other health benefits of healthy diet.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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4:48PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Thanks for the article.

8:25AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Certainly always helps along with quality exercise such a Tai Chi, walking and a variety of others. Organic foods are delightful. Many people eat far too much meat, a small serving is fine especially when it is organic. The same applies to veggies as pesticides have a lot of toxins and ingesting them is hard on our system.

12:37AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:55AM PDT on May 3, 2012

thanks for sharing

7:25AM PST on Jan 21, 2012

Very encouraging!

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7:34PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

Thank you!

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