TITLE

Telomerase Tells on Lifestyle

AUTHOR(S)
Mead, M. Nathaniel
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Environmental Health Perspectives;Dec2008, Vol. 116 Issue 12, pA521
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
35603394

 

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