According to the results of a recently published study by researchers at the University of Oslo, it is possible with a change in diet extend life about 13 years. Diet change is especially effective if started at a young age.
Lars Fadnes, Jan-Magnus Økland, Øystein Haaland and Kjell Arne Johansson were responsible for the study. In the Oslo study, which was published in the journal PLOS Medicine, the researchers designed a model that shows how a person’s life expectancy might evolve. The experts differentiated between a “typical western diet” and a “Emphasis on red meat” What “processed foods”, with a “optimized nutrition” in which the emphasis is on the consumption of less meat and more fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts.
They develop the “Menu of the future”: Live 13 more years by changing your diet
A study on this topic was also carried out in Germany. the german scientists I came to the conclusion that every human being can be with adequate nutrition Extends life ten years may. These research results are a central component at the Federal Center for Nutrition researchers Margareta Büning-Fesel, Eva Zovko and Harald Seitz, who have now jointly developed a “Menu of the Future”. In addition to the convictions themselves, this also requires food producers and cities to be held accountable.
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In the research work, the Oslo researchers were able to verify that a woman who starts at age 20 to eat optimally, your Extend life expectancy by more than ten years. I might. A man who starts eating optimally at the same age can even increase his life expectancy about 13 years old to extend. But even in old age, a change in diet has a significant effect on expected life expectancy. One 60 year old woman they can still increase their life expectancy with the change in diet eight years to extend. 60 year old men they can even nine years living more time. A plant-based diet is for humans too it is still a gain at the age of 80. According to the study, the life expectancy of both men and women could increase as a result of the change in diet 3.5 years be extended.
“The finding that improving diet quality reduces the risk of chronic disease and premature death has been known for a long time. It stands to reason that fewer chronic diseases and fewer unpredictable deaths lead to longer life expectancy,” explained David Katz, a specialist in preventive medicine, lifestyle medicine and nutrition of Yale University from United States. Katz was not involved in the studies and is president and founder of the True Health Initiative, a nonprofit association of experts in evidence-based lifestyle medicine.
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He and his team are primarily investigating how food could be used as preventative medicine. “What in the studio like ‘optimal’ nutrition is defined is not optimal. It’s just better than ‘typical’ food,” Katz explained. In his opinion, they could nutrition improved even more for even greater profit. Katz explained: “There are significant amounts of meat and dairy in the ‘highly improved’ diet. When my team objectively assesses the quality of the diet, meat and dairy are at fairly low levels.” For the Norway study, the researchers used existing data from the Study “Global Burden of Disease”. This database records 286 causes of death, 369 illnesses and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories around the world.
The best in life expectancy has consumption of legumes affected. So Beans, peas and lentils. Take part Walnuts, almonds, pecans and pistachios. Eating is also important Less red and processed meat. These include, among other things Bacon, sausages and canned sausages. For Katz this is logical. Red and processed meat are associated with strong health risks. “There is considerable evidence that processed meat colon cancer can cause – so much so that since 2015 the World Health Organization has classified it as carcinogenic has classified”, confirms the epidemiologist Tim Key, from the University of Oxford. In previous studies, the substitution of red and processed meat has gained acceptance lean poultry, fish, and vegetable proteins tried. Vegetable proteins are for example Soy, Chickpeas, Lentils What other legumes, tofu, tempeh, nuts, seeds and whole grains like quinoa Some vegetables, for example. Broccoli, they are also high in protein.
For the German researchers, however, these findings are it is not synonymous with renunciation of enjoyment. On the other hand. “The Future Tastes Good” says right at the beginning of the researchers’ published concept, with which the Dramatically extended shelf life could become. And the menu shouldn’t just make sense to people. “The future also tastes good for our society, health and climate.” The new nutritional concept is mainly aimed at Conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. play almost no role. In the “Menu of the Future” of the “Nutrition Hub” it says: “We live longer, healthier and happier and industry and politics contribute to this. With sustainable and ecological and economically sensible offers. All this influences our happiness in life “.
“Time plays a central role,” say researchers
A first step that every citizen can take is mindful eating. According to the researchers, it plays a key role take time Regardless of whether you eat alone or in company. Furthermore, one should mainly plant-based diet. Because even plant-based foods can be very tasty. Also, after eating, you really feel the positive influence that such a diet has on the body. The diet should be supplemented periodically with Valuable fruits, vegetables, legumes and cereals. Alternatives to meat dishes such as tofu is also helpful, according to the researchers. however you have to Do not completely give up meat and animal products. “Animal products such as meat, fish or dairy products are precious. When they are on our plates for special occasions, we consciously enjoy them”, the scientists write in their “Menu of the Future”.