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A Visit to the Land of Happy Old People

Reflections on the Mediterranean diet as an antidote to encroaching middle age

Illustration: Karnn Bhullar

CCILENTO, ITALY — By the time my husband and I set off on our hike in the Cilento, an Edenic mountainous region of Italy where some of the longest-lived people on Earth dwell, we’d been in Italy gorging on antipasti, primi, secondi, dolci, and vino twice daily for…

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