Until recently our knowledge about avoiding ageing seemed straightforward: low-fat foods – with a large portion of carbohydrates and smaller helpings of proteins and fats – would help us to get healthy and stay healthy. We could further help ourselves by making sure we got enough antioxidants, which are found in fruits, vegetables and increasingly in supplements.
It seemed to work: the average age in rich nations has climbed gently for decades,
with people now likely to reach their late 70s or early 80s, and with each generation
living a little longer than the last. Clearly, we were doing something right, and that
meant there wasn’t much more to be said about the subject. Full article here.