Eat healthy, live longer
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