Eat healthy, live longer

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NEW YORK: A healthy diet may trans­late into a health­ier old age, re­searchers report.

The sci­en­tists fol­lowed nearly 1 000 men and women in Eng­land, who were born in March 1946, through­out their adult­hood.

Those who ate more fruits, veg­eta­bles and whole­grain ce­re­als – and fewer highly pro­cessed foods – through­out adult­hood did bet­ter on three tests of phys­i­cal func­tion in their early 60s than those with less healthy eat­ing habits.

“Im­prov­ing the qual­ity of your diet can have a ben­e­fi­cial ef­fect on health, what­ever your age,” said study au­thor Sian Robin­son, a pro­fes­sor of nu­tri­tional epi­demi­ol­ogy at the Univer­sity of Southamp­ton.

The study was pub­lished re­cently in The Jour­nals of Geron­tol­ogy: Se­ries A. – New York Times

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