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70-year-olds eat better – but drinking more

"70-year-olds eat better – but drinking more" "They eat better – but drinking more alcohol. So see the trend when our time, the 70-year-olds compared with p

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70-year-olds eat better – but drinking more
"70-year-olds eat better – but drinking more"

"They eat better – but drinking more alcohol. So see the trend when our time, the 70-year-olds compared with previous generations at the same age."

"– They do about as the rest of society, " says Jessica Samuelsson, a researcher at Gothenburg university."

"A third of respondents in a study on 70-year-olds health drink more alcohol than the Nfa recommends."

"– It can be a cause for concern, " says Jessica Samuelsson, phd-student at the university of Gothenburg's centre for the study of aging and health."

"He was pointing at the risks for both disease and accidents – not least the result of falls, if dryckesmönstret continues even higher up in the years. But she is not so surprised."

"– This is a conscious group, " says Jessica Samuelsson of our time, the 70-year-olds and those a little older."

"More fruit, vegetables and fish."

"As a whole, the dietary habits in 70-year-olds has become significantly better over the years."

"– You eat more fruit and vegetables, more fish and seafood. Knowledge of good food has increased. It is also healthier as the 70-year-old today than in the past, and that it is easier to prepare food. In addition, the range is greater, " says Jessica Samuelsson."

"the Findings included in the latest edition of the university of Gothenburg study of 70-year-olds. They started in 1971 with those born in 1901 or 1902. Now the processed results if the person born in 1944."

"Forskningsserien, called the H70, has become one of the world's most well-known population studies. This year has, for the first time invited all participants to listen to the researchers ' preliminary results during a half-day at the university. Around 300 people, of a total of 1 200 participants came to the first opportunity."

"Jessica Samuelsson summarizes its findings on diet and alcohol to our time of Swedish 70-year-olds have a more continental, or Mediterranean-inspired, lifestyle than previous generations. Which included a glass of wine, or a beer, to the food."

"– It is individually what you can do. It's a balancing act, " says Samuelsson."

"Less juice and cookies."

"the 70-year-olds munching on sweets and enjoying sweet drinks have also changed. They consume more chocolate, candy, snacks and juice in the day than their predecessors made. Instead, the intake of buns, cakes, sugar, juice and soft drinks reduced."

"In the interval, under the will there was coffee and cakes. At a table stood a few ladies, who knew quite well of the research on diet and alcohol."

"– But I wonder if people are really honest when they asked questions in interviews. They may drink more than they report. But it is not really worrying, " says Margaret Hult."

"In her own everyday life, Maritha Wennstrom made observations that go a bit against the results of the research."

"– It amazes me that many people do not eat so much vegetables and fruit. I am jättemedveten about what I eat, " says Wennstrom."

"According to the nordic dietary recommendations, such as the Nfa use should consumption of alcohol be limited to no more than ten grams on average per day for women, and not more than 20 grams per day for men. A bottle of beer (33 cl) contains about 15 grams of alcohol. A glass of wine (15 cl) contains as much."

"the Recommendation is made bearing in mind what is good for your health, not considering the potential for abuse."

"the Recommendation applies to adults. Older people have less fluid in the body than younger people, and are thus extra sensitive."

"It is demonstrated that a high intake of alcohol increases the risk of several diseases, including cancer."

"Pregnant women, children and young people are recommended to completely abstain from alcohol."

"Source: the Swedish national Food administration, university of Gothenburg"

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