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Garlic Consumption and All-Cause Mortality Among Chinese Oldest-Old Individuals: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Likeness for garlic may help to extend the lifespan of an elderly individual.

This study evaluated the correlation between garlic consumption and total mortality risk among elderly persons. Researchers monitored the diets and mortality records of 27,437 Chinese men and women aged 80 years and above for period of 16 years. During the course of the study, 22,321 deaths were recorded. 

Researchers found out that participants who consumed garlic at least once per week lived longer than their counterparts who ate fewer amounts of garlic. This study emphasizes the importance of garlic in promoting longevity among elderly persons.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Xiaoming Shi, Yuebin Lv, Chen Mao, Jinqiu Yuan, Zhaoxue Yin, Xiang Gao, Zuofeng Zhang
  • National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China. shixm@chinacdc.cn. National Institute of Environmental Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 100021, China. Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510515, China. Division of Non-Communicable Disease Control and Community Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China. Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA. Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
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