Telomerase Tells on Lifestyle

Mead, M. Nathaniel
December 2008
Environmental Health Perspectives;Dec2008, Vol. 116 Issue 12, pA521
Academic Journal
The article discusses a pilot study showing that changes in lifestyle can promote telomere integrity and length by boosting telomerase activity in immune cells. Telomeres are the DNA-protein complexes at the end of chromosomes that promote their stability and protect genetic material. The potential to increase telomerase activity in peripheral blood mononuclear cells through nutrition, exercise and stress management is discussed.


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