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A recipe for long life and good health: Mediterranean eating

Updated: March 01, 2008

The ingredients include some wine, some cheese, not too much meat, and fresh fruit for dessert.

When Ancel Keys, the nutrition expert, turned 100, he was asked whether his diet might have contributed to his long life. "Very likely but no proof," quipped Keys, who died in late 2004, about 10 months after reaching the century mark.

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