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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