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Study links healthy diet to healthy cellular aging in women - Xinhua


Video PlayerCloseCHICAGO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Having a diet that is rich in fruit, vegetable and whole grain and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meat could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, a study of the University of Michigan (UM) showed.UM researchers used telomere length to measure cellular aging in the study. Age is the strongest predictor of telomere length: telomeres shorten in length during each cell cycle.They examined the diets of a nationally representative sample of nearly 5,000 healthy adults and how well they scored on four evidence-based diet quality indices, including the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet and two commonly used measures of diet quality developed by the U.

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