The Mediterranean diet and ageing

Have you ever wondered if what you eat could influence ageing?

The Mediterranean diet and variations might be part of the answer. A recent clinical study delved into this (link to the study).

๐—” ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜†:

Our DNA undergoes a process called methylation, where it gets “tagged” by tiny chemical groups. These tags can influence how our genes work. As we age, the pattern of these tags changes. Scientists have developed “biological trackers” or “clocks” to monitor these changes, giving us insights into our body’s internal ageing.

The Green-MED diet is a variation of the traditional Mediterranean diet. They are both rich in polyphenols, natural compounds with antioxidant properties. The study involved 256 participants, specifically those with abdominal obesity (excessive fat around the belly) or dyslipidemia (an altered profile of blood fats). Their DNA methylation patterns were tracked over 18 months.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ:

โ€ข DNA methylation clocks provided insights into biological age.
โ€ข Both the Mediterranean and Green-MED diets were linked to slower biological ageing. Notably, the Green-MED diet showed increased beneficial results with its richer polyphenol content.

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:

Eating polyphenol-rich foods, like those in the Mediterranean diet, might support healthier ageing and contribute to your brain health.

๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ:

While the results are promising, more research is needed, particularly on the broader population.

๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ. ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€, ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜?
๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฅ—

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