Flavonoids boost healthy aging
Doctors in this study collected diet information from 13,818 women, median age 59, who had no major chronic diseases at the start of the study, and followed up for an average of 15 years. The researchers said that healthy aging to the age of 70 or more would mean having no major chronic diseases and no major physical or cognitive problems. About 11 percent of the women aged healthfully. When doctors measured flavonoids in the diet, compared to those who got the least, women who got the most flavones, flavanones, anthocyanins, and flavonols were more likely to have healthy aging by 32, 28, 25, and 18 percent, respectively. Fruits, vegetables, and teas contain these flavonoids.

Reference: Am J Clin Nutr December 2014 AJCN.085605.
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