The oldest people

Above (Issue I/2019)


Spaniards are getting older. According to a study published last year, the Spaniards will replace the last aging front-runners, the Japanese, by 2040 - reaching an average life expectancy of 85.8 years. Several studies have identified two main factors for the long life: the balanced Mediterranean diet with fruits, vegetables, fish and little meat, as well as the close-knit family life that is so important to Spaniards.



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