Tag Archives: Mediterranean Diet

It’s not just the diet: Mediterranean lifestyle lowers risk of death by nearly 30 percent

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com staff writer, 8/20/2023

A recent collaborative study from La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that people in the UK who closely follow a Mediterranean lifestyle are at a decreased risk of death from all causes and specific diseases.

The Mediterranean lifestyle, often praised for its health benefits, goes beyond just the diet. While the diet forms a substantial component, the lifestyle as a whole encompasses a range of habits and practices traditionally found among people living in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 

Overall, the Mediterranean lifestyle emphasizes a diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in added salts and sugars. It is also focused on sufficient rest, physical activity, and social interactions.

Source: https://www.earth.com/news/mediterranean-lifestyle-linked-to-a-30-percent-lower-risk-of-death/

BBC News – Mediterranean diet keeps people ‘genetically young’

“It’s mix of vegetables, olive oil, fresh fish and fruits may stop our DNA code from scrambling as we age, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.”

“Nurses who adhered to the diet had fewer signs of ageing in their cells.”

“The researchers from Boston followed the health of nearly 5,000 nurses over more than a decade.”

“The Mediterranean diet has been repeatedly linked to health gains, such as cutting the risk of heart disease.”

via BBC News – Mediterranean diet keeps people ‘genetically young’.