A Healthy Diet Reverses Aging
A timely study promoting the importance of nutrition and lifestyle was published on Monday.
The study showed that a program of healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction can not only reverse some diseases — it may actually slow down the aging process at the genetic level. The lifestyle changes affected the telomeres — little caps on the end of the chromosomes that carry the DNA. This report suggests that dietary changes can decrease cellular aging.
The report, published in Lancet Oncology, followed a small group of men who made lifestyle changes including a vegetarian, low-fat diet. Keep those vegetables high in your diet!