By S. Johnson – NaturalNews
(NaturalNews) Japan takes the prize for having the longest life expectancy of any country in the world, but it’s not just a matter of genes and dumb luck. According to a recent study, Japanese citizens owe their longevity to dietary guidelines introduced in 2000, which have been linked to a 15 percent reduction in mortality.
The mass population study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently, reviewed the eating habits of 36,000 men and 42,000 women, aged between 45 and 75 years, over a course of 15 years. The researchers found that citizens who followed the recommended dietary guidelines since they were first introduced had a 15 percent lower risk of dying, in comparison to citizens who didn’t follow the dietary guidelines. In addition, those who adhered to the guidelines greatly reduced their risk of having a severe stroke.