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Consumption of olive oil, raw vegetables, soups and poultry associated with 50% lower risk of death
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The one-fourth of elderly people consuming a diet with the most olive oil, raw vegetables (especially lettuce and tomatoes), soups and poultry were 50% less likely to die than the one-fourth of people consuming the least of these foods according to a study following 5611 Italian elderly subjects, over the age of 60, for 6 years.
Masala G, Ceroti M, Pala V, Krogh V, Vineis P, Sacerdote C, Saieva C, Salvini S, Sieri S, Berrino F, Panico S, Mattiello A, Tumino R, Giurdanella MC, Bamia C, Trichopoulou A, Riboli E, and Palli D. A dietary pattern rich in olive oil and raw vegetables is associated with lower mortality in Italian elderly subjects. Br J Nutr, 2007 Aug; 98(2): 406-415.
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