Now we know for sure….“Changing from a typical (western) diet to an optimized diet at age 60 years would increase [life expectancy] by 8.0 years for women and 8.8 years for men, and 80-year-olds would gain 3.4 years.
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Lars Fadnes, University of Norway, February 2022
“Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy life, while choosing to eat a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes of extra healthy life, according to a University of Michigan study.”
Oliver Jolliet, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan. August 19, 2021
“Diet quality is now established as the single leading predictor of perennial premature death in modern countries.”
Dr. David L. Katz, Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. January, 2022
Review of the Lars Fadnes paper by Kristen Kirkpatrick, Cleveland Clinic: “The younger a person starts eating for longevity, the greater the predicted increase in life expectancy. However, older adults can still extend their lives — even if to a lesser degree — by changing their eating habits.” February 2022
Kirkpatrick suggested several steps in transitioning to a healthier diet. First, she advised focusing on unprocessed food that comes from nature 85% of the time. “Next,” she said, “I would suggest starting to transition animal proteins for plants, such as having a chickpea burger over a cheeseburger.”
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