Mediterranean diet is the real elixir of life

by Annalisa Lista - 2014.12.04

Mediterranean diet is the elixir of life. This is what researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston have confirmed in their study available on the BMJ. According to data obtained on a sample of about 5,000 women, a higher intake of fruit, vegetables, grains, olive oil, fish and a moderate assumption of poultry and red meat lengthens telomeres. Telomeres, biomarkers of age, are the final regions of chromosomes, whose length is associated with the degree of cellular aging. Such effect can be explained with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of such food.

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