Posted September 25, 2015
In the late 1950's, researchers identified that the population of the island of Crete, off Greece, had the lowest cardiac mortality and greatest longevity on earth. Heart disease was so rare on the island than doctors had to look it up in textbooks. They commented that it was not unusual to see 80, 90, and 100 year old men going off to work in the fields every day. They suspected and demonstrated the cause of this remarkable longevity was due to diet.