Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

December 3, 2014 8:06 PM

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Mediterranean diet linked to slower aging

Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, according to new study that looked at one marker of aging.

Women in the study who ate more Mediterranean foods— such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, fish and olive oil— and drank moderate amounts of wine with their meals had longer telomeres in their blood cells. Telomeres are sequences of DNA that form protective caps at the ends of...

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