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Home-cooked meals aid longer living

Eating a home-cooked meal up to five times a week could add years to your life, researchers have found.

People who cooked at home were 47% more likely to be alive after ten years.

Lead author Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist from Monash University said that those who cooked more often had a better and more varied diet.

The results also indicated women lived longer than men when there was a need to cook for a spouse, suggesting that women are more likely to find physiological health benefits from the pleasure in cooking for others.

Read more at Monash University

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  1. Maxwell Warren

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    Could it be that take-away meals have higher salt levels and other additives than a home cooked meal, and that is what leads to a longer life?

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