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November 2016 Issue

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Longevity

A number of studies have linked the Mediterranean diet with lower concentrations of inflammatory markers and a reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. And now a new systematic review, which included 17 studies that examined the impact of diet and telomere length (the latter is a recognized biomarker of aging) adds longevity to the list of benefits associated with this plant-based eating pattern.

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