Posts Tagged ‘telomeres’

December 2nd, 2014

Adherence to Mediterranean Diet Linked to Marker of Healthy Aging

Following a string of recent successes and favorable publicity for the Mediterranean Diet, a a new study published in The BMJ finds that women who more closely followed a Mediterranean diet had longer telomeres, a key measure of healthy aging. The new report is based on data from 4676 women in the Nurses’ Health Study who completed food-frequency […]

July 14th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: July 14th

This week’s topics are leucocyte telomere length and the risk for CVD, and the association between alcohol and CVD.

September 16th, 2013

Intense Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres

A very small pilot study offers early evidence that a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes increases telomere length. Telomeres, which have been compared to the plastic caps that prevent shoelaces from unravelling, help protect chromosomes. Telomere length is closely correlated to cellular aging: as we age the telomeres in our cells grow shorter. The new study, published online […]