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Mediterranean diet and telomere length in Nurses’ Health Study: population based cohort study

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6674 (Published 02 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6674

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Sir

The main food in India is a vegetarian diet, but because of increased stress and strain and busy lives the diet pattern has changed to food which is rich in saturated fatty acids.

In old eras, holy people who only ate fruit lived for more than 100 years. One should know that children and newborns should ahve milk till they start taking staple food. But adults who routinely ingest milk and milk products are going against nature and this results in cardiovascular diseases.

No doubt food is contributing to the length of telomeres, but so also is stress and strain, anxiety, and mental illness. Environmental changes such as pollution and the hole in the ozone layer might accelerate the arrest of the growth of telemetry and shorten life.

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03 December 2014
Himmatrao Saluba Bawaskar
Physician
Parag H bawaskar , pramod ink H bawaskar
Bawaskar hospital and clinical research
Prashat colony mahad raigad maharashtra india 402301