Want to live longer?
Try the Mediterranean diet, which just got simpler to follow. For years, research has linked lower mortality rates to this style of eating: plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, cereals, fish and seafood, olive oil and other healthy fats, and easy on meat and dairy products. Now a new study conducted at the University of Athens Medical School, which followed more than 23,000 Greeks for nearly a decade, has dissected the diet, looking at its components and their relative contributions. The findings: Eating lots of fish and limiting dairy weren’t key to improving longevity. The moral of the story is, as long as your weight is stable, lattes are fine, and you can skip the scrod if you feel like it.