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How to Lengthen Telomeres & Delay Aging


Telomeres are segments of genetic material at the end of every chromosome whose primary job is to prevent chromosomal "fraying" when a cell reproduces. A cell's telomeres become shorter as it ages. Over time, the telomeres become too short to permit cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will finally perish --a normal biological process. It ends up that we might have more control over our telomeres than we previously believed. Lifestyle is a significant determinant of telomere length and telomerase function - this may explain how our aging is different from others throughout the choices we make daily.

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