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Thu, Jun 27, 2019

Skin Health and Wrinkling
The Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables



Oxidative damage to skin is associated with skin aging and wrinkling. A recent cross-sectional study showed that a high intake of vegetables was significantly correlated with reduced skin wrinkling on the hands of 453 elderly subjects of different ethnicity (99). Other foods associated with reduced skin wrinkling included olive oil and legumes. The authors speculated that this combination of foods might be associated with reduced skin damage due to the antioxidants present in these foods. Among the ethnic populations there were differences in the associations between specific food items and the degree of skin wrinkling. The results of this study are intriguing although much further investigation is needed to determine the relationship between diet and skin health.

 

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