Tag: Mediterranean diet

Key Components of the Mediterranean Diet

Dr. Ancel Keys was an American scientist who lived for almost 101 years. He and his colleagues studied the diets of more than twelve thousand men residing in countries around the world; they also obtained data on death rates and causes of death. The Seven Countries Study, begun in the 1950s, showed that people who lived on the Greek island of Crete had the world’s lowest rate of death from cardiac disease and the longest life expectancy, despite a diet that […]