We have always believed that eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low sugar is good for both body and mind, but a recent study has shown that eating more foods, as well as diets of sodium and processed meat, may help promote healthy cell aging. . This is based on a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Cindy Leung believes that we should focus our healthy diet on improving the overall quality of the diet rather than on individual food or nutrients.
Telomeres are DNA-protein structures at the ends of chromosomes that promote stability and protect DNA. Age is the strongest predictor of telomere length - telomere shortening in each cell cycle. A survey of 5,000 volunteers by Cindy Leung and her colleagues showed that telomeres were significantly shortened in respondents who ate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plant proteins. Although this phenomenon is not statistically significant in male food (due to the high intake of male meat and sugar), perhaps these conditions are linearly related to the length of telomere previously studied and require further exploration.