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Elderly people hoping they won't need to claim on their critical illness cover should try to eat more healthily.
The advice comes as new research confirms a good diet can help us live a longer life.
The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has published a study which compared the eating habits of 2,500 Americans of an elderly age group.
Researchers found that individuals with a 'high fat' diet are 40 per cent more likely to die over ten years time, compared to people who ate 'healthily'.
Scientists carried out the study by dividing food preferences of participants between 70 and 79, into six types of food.
Lead scientist Dr Amy Anderson, thinks these results suggest older people who eat according to guidelines on healthy eating may have a lower risk of mortality.
But since diets affect everyone in different ways, critical illness cover would protect you financially against illness in later life.
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