Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2016 | No Comments

Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out. A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people’s telomeres.

Sugared Soda Consumption Associated with Cell Aging

Sugared Soda Consumption Associated with Cell Aging

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2016 | No Comments

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.

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.

Caffeine, Alcohol Have Opposite Effects on Telomeres

Caffeine, Alcohol Have Opposite Effects on Telomeres

Posted by: on Dec 5, 2013 | No Comments

Diet, and not only the environment and physiological changes, may have an influence on the length of telomeres, showing caffeine seems to shorten and alcohol seems to lengthen telomeres.

Chronic pain & phobic anxiety linked with shorter telomeres

Chronic pain & phobic anxiety linked with shorter telomeres

Posted by: on Apr 4, 2013 | No Comments

New studies find that chronic pain and phobic anxiety are linked with shorter telomeres, which suggests that sufferers of these ailments may be aging prematurely and points to ways to reverse that process.