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How does an unhealthy diet affect aging?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
A poor diet -- one that is full of saturated fats and trans fats and laden with calories --accelerates aging. In contrast, a diet rich in nutrients, full of fiber, and low in calories can slow the pace of aging. The difference between having a good diet and a bad one can be as much as twenty-seven years in RealAge (physiologic age). A bad diet can make you as much as fourteen years older than the average American; good food choices can make you thirteen years younger. If you like to eat -- and who doesn't? -- learn how to enjoy foods that taste great and give you energy.
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