Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Posted by: on Sep 24, 2015 | No Comments

It is one of the most stressful experiences faced by many. But divorce may have a lot more than emotional and financial costs – it could also damage the DNA of those going through it.

Antioxidant Therapy linked to telomerase production and heart failure treatment

Antioxidant Therapy linked to telomerase production and heart failure treatment

Posted by: on Feb 6, 2012 | No Comments

A study conducted by the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at  Kyushu University’s Medical Institute of Bioregulation in Beppu, Japan has connected oxidative stress and the development of heart failure to telomeres and telomerase activity.

Study shows that depression and stress accelerate aging

Study shows that depression and stress accelerate aging

Posted by: on Nov 16, 2011 | No Comments

According to research done by a team at the Department of Medical Bioscience in Umeå University in Sweden, people who exhibit signs of ongoing depression and chronic stress possess shorter telomeres in their white blood cells, which have been previously shown to accelerate the aging process in an individual.

Offspring of high stress mothers prone to premature aging

Offspring of high stress mothers prone to premature aging

Posted by: on Nov 14, 2011 | No Comments

Mark Haussman and a team of researchers at Bucknell University have recently discovered that high prenatal stress levels during fetal development in chickens leaves offspring at a much greater risk for having oxidative damage, hyperactive stress responses, premature aging, and shorter telomere lengths later in life.