Nutrition and mortality in the elderly over 10 years of follow-up: the Three-City study

Flavie Letois, Thibault Mura, Jacqueline Scali, Laure-Anne Gutierrez, Catherine Féart, Claudine Berr
  • British Journal Of Nutrition, July 2016, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s000711451600266x

Nutrition and mortality

What is it about?

Based on a brief Food Frequency Questionnaire and 12-year follow-up for mortality, our population-based study show that fruits/vegetables, olive oil and regular fish consumption have a beneficial effect on the risk of death, independently of the sociodemographic features and the number of medical conditions

Why is it important?

Even if it is difficult to modify dietary habits in adults, our results points the interest to of healthy diets


claudine Berr

A diet with a daily intake of fruits and vegetables, regular consumption of fish, as recommended by the French Nutrition and Health Programme and regular use of olive oil promotes longevity among an elderly community-living population. Diet quality is an important component of a healthy lifestyle that has beneficial effects on survival

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