Telomere study supports beauty sleep

Telomere study supports beauty sleep

Posted by: on May 15, 2014 | No Comments

In the journal SLEEP, several studies on telomeres show that sleep might be the key to a youthful complexion.

Bariatric surgery may reverse the shrinkage of telomeres

Bariatric surgery may reverse the shrinkage of telomeres

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2014 | No Comments

“This is the first study to demonstrate that surgical weight loss leads to decreased aging by increasing telomere length,” said lead author John M. Morton, MD, MPH, director of bariatric surgery, Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.

Cancer trigger related to telomere defect

Cancer trigger related to telomere defect

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2014 | No Comments

Normal cells are guarded against turning malignant by telomeres. After a certain point, eroded telomeres signal cells to stop dividing. Cancer cells have chanced upon a mechanism to restore telomeres, allowing them to divide endlessly, a hallmark of cancer.

Detailed study on omega-3 supplements lengthening telomeres

Detailed study on omega-3 supplements lengthening telomeres

Posted by: on Jun 13, 2013 | No Comments

A human study published in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity showed that overweight, sedentary adults who were given a daily omega-3 fat supplement realized a lengthening of their telomeres and reduced blood markers of inflammation and free-radical damage compared to subjects given placebo.

Meditation associated with longer telomeres

Meditation associated with longer telomeres

Posted by: on May 23, 2013 | No Comments

Shorter telomeres have been linked to chronic stress. A recent study by Elizabeth Hoge and her colleagues at Harvard looked to determine if specific lifestyle behaviors, such as meditation, might mitigate the effects of stress and show longer telomere lengths.