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Centenarians and diet: what they eat in the Western part of Sicily

Overview of attention for article published in Immunity & Ageing, April 2012
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Centenarians and diet: what they eat in the Western part of Sicily
Published in
Immunity & Ageing, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1742-4933-9-10
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Sonya Vasto, Claudia Rizzo, Calogero Caruso


This paper pays attention to the modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet and nutrition that might influence life extension and successful ageing. Previous data reported that in Sicily, the biggest Mediterranean island, there are some places where there is a high frequency of male centenarians with respect to the Italian average. The present data show that in Sicani Mountain zone there are more centenarians with respect to the Italian average. In fact, in five villages of Sicani Mountains, there were 19 people with an age range of 100-107 years old from a total population of 18,328 inhabitants. So, the centenarian number was 4.32-fold higher than the national average (10.37 vs. 2.4/10,000); the female/male ratio was 1.1:1 in the study area, while the national ratio is 4.54:1. Unequivocally, their nutritional assessment showed a high adherence to the Mediterranean nutritional profile with low glycemic index food consumed. To reach successful ageing it is advisable to follow a diet with low quantity of saturated fat and high amount of fruits and vegetables rich in phytochemicals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Israel 1 3%
Unknown 34 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 33%
Student > Master 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Professor 3 8%
Unspecified 2 6%
Other 6 17%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 17%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 5 14%

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