If you don't consider your chromosomes when deciding what to eat and what not to eat, it might be time to start. According to research published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the foods you eat - and don't eat - may affect the length of your telomeres, a marker of biological aging. Looking for diet and preventive health advice? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shorter telomeres - the protective "caps" of DNA - have been associated with coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, osteoporosis and many types of cancer. Some studies have linked shorter telomeres with early death. Some research suggests that diet-related inflammation may accelerate telomere shortening, thus speeding up the process of aging, and suggest that an anti-inflammatory diet may put the brakes on telomere erosion. What's an anti-inflammatory diet? Click here to learn more.
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