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Protecting Our Telomeres with Targeted Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes

Most people may not realize that there are two fundamental ways to protect telomeres:  (1) reduce the rate at which they shorten, also known as decreasing the telomere attrition rate and (2) to actually lengthen telomeres. Although it is commonly, albeit somewhat incorrectly, believed that once telomeres shorten they cannot get longer, recent evidence suggests otherwise. Common sense lifestyle choices can actually lengthen telomeres. This is comparable to reversing aging, versus simply... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, August 10, 2018

Telomere Homeostasis: Live Better, Longer!

Telomeres are sections of genetic material that form a protective cap at the  end of each chromosome in every cell of the body. When a cell divides, the  telomere gets a tiny bit shorter, until there is no more telomere left to protect  DNA from “unraveling,” and the cell dies. Cellular death causes the body to  age, whether the cell is from cardiac muscle, skin, or brain tissue, thus making  telomeres a novel biomarker for biological age. The longer one’s... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Friday, August 3, 2018

Vitamin D Linked to Longer Telomeres, Suggests Study

Telomeres – the protective DNA caps on every chromosome which shorten over time as a cell ages – have been correlated with chronic diseases in hundreds of studies.  A shorter telomere equates to an aging cell, and the cumulative effect of this may manifest as the degenerative diseases commonly associated with aging, including heart disease, cancer and dementia.  Low vitamin D has also been linked to several chronic diseases.  In this study, researchers sought to link the two... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, May 31, 2017