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More Info on the Mediterranean Diet – Living Longer and Better

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Justin Caba
cited the recently published research funded by the NCI and the NIH that found “women who followed the Mediterranean diet were more likely to increase their lifespan while preventing the onset of chronic illness” but gave better information than I offered in my blog yesterday.

• The study was launched between 1984 and 1986 and lasted 15 years
• 10,670 women who had no signs of 11 major chronic illnesses were studied
• 40% who followed the diet were “more likely to survive to age 70 or over"

He noted the American Heart Association @
states over half of the calories we consume from the Mediterranean diet come from monounsaturated fat, usually found in olive oil which does not increase blood cholesterol levels.

He also notes a similar study
tracked the diet’s benefits for neurological development and 9 out of 11 studies “found a link between the diet and increased brain function AS WELL AS decreased risk of developing dementia”.
In addition, the Mediterranean diet and exercise for the obese may increase lifespan

And the Mediterranean Diet is one of four lifestyle changes that reduce risk of dying by 80%

I, for one, offer a big emoticon to Justin for putting all the information in an easy to read article which helps me become more AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANNIEBOLEEN 11/7/2013 1:13PM

    Love your Wallpaper. Thanks for sharing it made me want to get out my cookbook and get busy. emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 11/7/2013 10:15AM

    I really have not been eating the way I should, not so much unhealthy, just not enough, in good combinations. I've lost the care to care for myself lately… so I tend to pick at fruit and vegetables, have some soup. It's all ok…. but maybe if I start looking at some of the Mediterranean diet style recipes it will be the incentive I need to get back into eating better, and will actually want to eat. Thanks for the great blog.

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MADEIT3 11/7/2013 9:12AM

    Great information. Thanks for the post and for the links!!

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_LINDA 11/7/2013 12:32AM

    Wow! Talk about being hit over the head with it!! Way too much evidence to ignore making this change to the healthiest diet on the planet. If only I could move there and enjoy the temperate climate as well as the good food :-PP
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HIPPICHICK1 11/6/2013 10:06PM

    I love your blogs!!
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CELIAMINER 11/6/2013 8:40PM

    Thanks for all the info!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/6/2013 7:56PM

    I'm sorry, just gotta be flippant about this one: "And the Mediterranean Diet is one of four lifestyle changes that reduce risk of dying by 80%"... I've always thought dying was a 100% proposition, more a matter of when than if...

Don't mind me... the rebel is still playing with the words. This is a powerful argument... long life, healthy life! Namaste. emoticon

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SISSIE21 11/6/2013 7:55PM

    I agree. Thanks for all the information. It really hits home to see what the outcomes of a study. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 11/6/2013 7:53PM

    Wow!! A LOT of good reasons to eat Mediterranean!

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