Scientists from Harvard medical school proved that the Mediterranean diet increases life expectancy at the chromosomal level. The rate of deterioration of the human body is measured by the length of telomeres. These structures are located at the ends of chromosomes.
Only the study involved 4700 women. Scientists have measured the telomere length of each volunteer. The degree of commitment and stiffness of the diet was assessed on a 9-point scale, according to Science World Report.
The best indicators of biological age were women who adhere to a Mediterranean diet with mostly fresh vegetables, nuts, fruits, fish and olive oil.
A healthy diet affects the General condition of the body, helps him to cope with infections and does not develop chronic diseases: angina and diabetes.