Effects of nutraceuticals of Mediterranean diet on aging and longevity

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Among the many existing dietary interventions, Mediterranean diet has received much attention because of its beneficial influence onhealthy aging and longevity. Mediterranean dietary pattern, characterized by low glycemic index and low-animal protein intake, is richin nutraceuticals and functional foods, and bioactive compounds able to reduce the signaling of molecular pathways, such as nutrientsensing ones, affecting aging process. Therefore a close adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet allows avoiding cardiovascular disordersand other age-related diseases, and it is responsible for the high rate of long-living individuals scattered throughout the Mediterraneanbasin. For these reasons, Mediterranean diet, rich in bioactive compounds, has been promoted as one of the best model of healthy eatingfor successful aging
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Mediterranean Diet -2nd Edition- An Evidence-Based Approach
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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