Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women
A new study of 5000 healthy adults found that a healthy diet is linked to a healthy ageing and longer telomeres. Women are more likely to be affected by this relationship. All four diets encourage eating plenty of fruit, vegetables, whole grain and plant-based proteins and limit consumption of sodium, sugar and red or processed meat. The findings indicate that these guidelines are associated with a longer telomere and a reduced risk of chronic diseases …\”
According to a study published in American Journal of Epidemiology, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low in sodium, added sugar and processed meats can promote healthy cellular ageing in women.
The key message is that a healthy diet will help maintain healthy cells, and prevent certain chronic diseases. This was the main takeaway from Cindy Leung’s study. She is an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at University of Michigan School of Public Health. The emphasis should be on improving your overall diet, rather than focusing on individual foods or nutrients.
Researchers used the telomere to measure cell aging in this study.