Eat healthy, live longer
A healthy diet may translate into a healthier old age, researchers report.

The scientists followed nearly 1000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood.

Those who ate more fruits, vegetables and wholegrain cereals - and fewer highly processed foods - throughout adulthood did better on three tests of physical function in their early 60s than those with less healthy eating habits.

“Improving the quality of your diet can have a beneficial effect on health, whatever your age,” said study author Sian Robinson, a professor of nutritional epidemiology at the University of Southampton.

The study was published recently in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A.