Mediterranean Diet May Be Helpful in Midlife and Beyond

Cécilia Samieri, PhD Institut pour la Santé Publique et le Développement, Case 11, Université Bordeaux Segalen, 146 rue Léo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, FranceMedicalResearch.com Interview with
Cécilia Samieri, PhD
Institut pour la Santé Publique et le Développement, Case 11, Université Bordeaux Segalen, 146 rue Léo Saignat, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France


MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study?

Dr. Samieri: That women with healthier dietary patterns at midlife were 40% more likely to survive age 70 or over free of major chronic diseases and with no impairment in physical function, cognition or mental health.

MedicalResearch.com: What should clinicians and patients take away from your report?

Dr. Samieri: That healthy dietary patterns, like the Mediterranean diet, should be recommended since midllife to increase the odds of healthy aging.

Citation:

The Association Between Dietary Patterns at Midlife and Health in Aging: An Observational Study

Cécilia Samieri, PhD; Qi Sun, MD, ScD; Mary K. Townsend, ScD; Stephanie E. Chiuve, ScD; Olivia I. Okereke, MD; Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH; Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH; and Francine Grodstein, ScD

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(9):584-591. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-9-201311050-00004

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