A comprehensive study called Food Habits in Later Life, conducted under guidance of the Union of Nutritional Sciences and the World Health Organization, found a consistent association between legume consumption and longer life expectancy.
The study examined the nutritional and health problems of an elderly cohort from 13 communities in six countries.
It examined individual food groups — vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts, cereals, dairy, meat, fish, alcohol, and monounsaturated/saturated fat ratios – as predictors of mortality among people aged 70 and over.
Health-related data were obtained from a total of 2,013 individuals who participated in this cross-cultural, multi-centre study.
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