Preventing Wrinkles with Diet

Preventing Wrinkles with Diet
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What dietary intervention may significantly protect against wrinkles in the crow’s foot area around the eyes?

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Eating healthier can produce healthier skin. But people don’t care about microscopic changes. What about overt, visible-to-the-naked-eye changes?

The extent of facial wrinkles in the crow’s foot area was determined by observation, using the Daniell scale, in 716 women. This is the scoring system they’re talking about; it’s a scale of one through six; six being the worst. So, what seemed to help the most? “In the present study, a higher intake of green and yellow vegetables was associated with decreased facial wrinkling. Those eating less than a serving of green and yellow vegetables averaged a score of three; those eating two or more servings a day, averaged a two.”

What really excited the researchers was the potential for these studies to promote a healthy diet. I mean, eating fruits and vegetables to prevent cancer and heart disease—who cares? But, wrinkles on the other hand…

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Eating healthier can produce healthier skin. But people don’t care about microscopic changes. What about overt, visible-to-the-naked-eye changes?

The extent of facial wrinkles in the crow’s foot area was determined by observation, using the Daniell scale, in 716 women. This is the scoring system they’re talking about; it’s a scale of one through six; six being the worst. So, what seemed to help the most? “In the present study, a higher intake of green and yellow vegetables was associated with decreased facial wrinkling. Those eating less than a serving of green and yellow vegetables averaged a score of three; those eating two or more servings a day, averaged a two.”

What really excited the researchers was the potential for these studies to promote a healthy diet. I mean, eating fruits and vegetables to prevent cancer and heart disease—who cares? But, wrinkles on the other hand…

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Images thanks to McCain and Dogs-Wallpapers

Nota del Doctor

Make sure you see the “prequel” to this video, Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep. For other videos on appealing to vanity to get people to eat healthier, see Golden GlowProduce, Not Pills to Increase Physical Attractiveness; and Rosy Glow. Want to know what else green vegetables can do? I’ve got dozens of other videos on greens. A few of my faves include Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles FartherBroccoli Versus Breast Cancer Stem Cells; and Kale and the Immune System.

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: The Anti-Wrinkle DietTreating Sensitive Skin From the Inside Out; and Diet and Cellulite.

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