Study finds adopting to Mediterranean diet for living longer and slower aging

December 4, 2014 2:50 PM

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Researchers have inferred that sticking to a Mediterranean diet could be the perfect recipe for living longer and slower aging. A typical Mediterranean diet consists of lots of fruits, veggies, legumes, nuts, unrefined grains, fish, olive oil and wine in moderate quantities. Earlier researches have also linked this diet with health gains, most notably lesser risk of heart disease.

Tiny structures called telomeres safeguard the ends of our chromosomes, where our DNA code is stored. Every time a cell divides, these telomeres get shorter. Their length, therefore, is thought to be a measure of the age of a cell.

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