Eating habits that ensure a longer life

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A new study has found that the leading causes of death are no more infectious diseases but chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer – which may be affected by food habits.

Researchers investigated eating patterns of over 2500 adults between the ages of 70 and 79 over a ten-year period and found that certain diets were associated with reduced mortality.

By determining the consumption frequency of 108 different food items, researchers were able to group the participants into six different groups as per their food choices:

Healthy foods – 374 participants
High-fat dairy products – 332
Meat, fried foods, and alcohol – 693
Breakfast cereal – 386
Refined grains – 458
Sweets and desserts – 339

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