• What’s this ‘longevity’ diet, and will it really make you live longer?
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    What’s this ‘longevity’ diet, and will it really make you live longer?

    You may have heard about the longevity diet, and its promise of an extended life span – but what exactly is it and is it any different to other diets promoting good health? The longevity diet is a set of eating recommendations compiled by a biochemist called Valter Longo, director of the University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute. He is known for his research on the role of fasting, the effects of nutrients on your genes and how these may impact ageing and the risk of diseases. While the longevity diet has been targeted to older adults, it is also recommended for younger people. Longo has said he plans to…

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  • Want to live longer? Fitness freaks can’t skimp on diet
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    Want to live longer? Fitness freaks can’t skimp on diet

    If you’re one of those people who uses their intense fitness regime as a ‘get out of jail’ card for boozy burger weekends, you might want to rethink your lifestyle choices. At least if you’d like to live a while longer. Your party has been crashed by the research from the University of Sydney published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which has found you just can’t outrun a bad diet in the long term. The same goes for those who stick to a healthy diet, but never raise a sweat in exercise. Rather than focussing on the ability to offset a dip in diet quality with an intense…

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