Food in accordance with the principles of the Japanese diet may extend life. To such conclusion experts from the National center for global health and medicine in Tokyo after the study.
According to them, balanced intake of grain products, vegetables, fruits, and also adequate consumption of fish and meat may contribute to longevity.
In the study, researchers examined the lifestyle and diet of 36 thousand 624 men and 42 920 thousand women aged 45 to 75 years. The participants had no history of heart disease, stroke, cancer, stroke or chronic liver disease and were tracked for 15 years. Experts found that men and women who carefully adhered to the principles of the Japanese diet had 15% lower mortality rate over 15 years. This protective effect was associated primarily with reduced risk of death from cardiovascular diseases and cerebrovascular diseases, or diseases of the brain, clarifies HealthVesti.