Effects of Diet on Telomere Length: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Lisiane Marçal Pérez, Marina Azambuja Amaral, Eduardo Mundstock, Florencia M. Barbé-Tuana, Fátima Teresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Marcus H. Jones, Denise Cantarelli Machado, Edgar E. Sarria, Maximiniano Marques e Marques, Luiza Tweedie Preto, Matias Epifanio, João Guilherme Meinem Garbin, Rita Mattiello
  • Public Health Genomics, February 2018, Karger Publishers
  • DOI: 10.1159/000486586

Effects of Diet on Telomere Length

What is it about?

Shortening of telomeres is a physiological process that occurs with each cell division in somatic cells and varies with age, progressing with the aging process. Lifestyle factors may be associated with telomere shortening velocity.

Why is it important?

Our review concludes that the diet is not related to telomere length.


Dr Eduardo Mundstock (Author)
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul

Longitudinal studies are needed to confirm the findings of our review.

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