Eur J Nutr (2018) 57:363–372 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-016-1326-6 ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION Diet quality and telomere length in older Australian men and women 1 1 1 1 1 Catherine M. Milte · Aaron P. Russell · Kylie Ball · David Crawford · Jo Salmon · Sarah A. McNaughton Received: 11 April 2016 / Accepted: 10 October 2016 / Published online: 26 October 2016 © The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract Conclusions In a sample of older adults residing in Vic- Purpose Telomere length is a biomarker of cellular age- toria, Australia, men and women aged 57–68 years with ing, with longer telomeres associated with longevity and better-quality diets did not have longer telomeres. Further reduced risk of chronic disease in older age. Consumption investigation in longitudinal studies will determine whether of a healthy diet may contribute to longevity via its impact diet can influence telomere length over time in an ageing on cellular ageing, but studies on diet and telomere length population. to date have been limited and their findings equivocal. The aim of this study was to examine associations between Keywords Diet · Ageing · Telomere length · Diet quality · three indices of diet
European Journal of Nutrition – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 26, 2016
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