Med diet cuts elderly death risks by 25% - English

Henrietta Strickland
September 2, 2018

Julie Ward, of the British Heart Foundation, said: "It's no surprise the Mediterranean diet, which we know is beneficial to heart and circulatory health, might also benefit blood vessels elsewhere, and help men maintain healthy sexual function".

Eating a Mediterranean diet could give men the best chance of maintaining a sex life well into old age, research suggests - and olive oil is the key. Results clearly indicate that the Mediterranean diet is an authentic life-saving shield, able to significantly reduce the risk of mortality in elderly people. It includes high consumption of olive oil, vegetables, nuts and fruits; moderate amounts of fish, wine and dairy products; and low consumption of non-fish meat.

Dr. Chrysohoou elaborated, "Of all of the components of the Med diet, it is the olive oil that has a specific effect on aortic dilatation and sexual function as well".

"Besides data from the Moli-sani population", said Licia Iacoviello, head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology at Neuromed Institute and professor at the University of Insubria, Varese.

The researchers then carried out a further meta-analysis of seven studies, including their own, carried out across several countries with a total of 11,738 participants also over the age of 65. What's more, some past research has shown associations between the Mediterranean diet and a lower risk of cancer, and particularly with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. "In other words, the more you follow the Mediterranean diet, the greater the gain in terms of mortality risk reduction". The experiment involved a large number of people aged 65 years, whose state of health is watched by qualified professionals. It is therefore necessary to study and identify those modifiable factors that can guarantee not only a long lifespan, but also an acceptable quality of life.

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