Mediterranean diet comes with a surprising benefit
Harvard Medical School researchers have added a new benefit to the long list of positives associated with the Mediterranean diet - longer telomere length.
They analysed data on 4,676 healthy middle-aged women who had completed detailed food questionnaires and had a blood test to measure telomere length.
A diet score ranging from 0-9 points was calculated for each participant, with a higher score representing a closer resemblance to the Mediterranean diet.
After adjusting for other potential influences, the