Team finds that telomere length can have a direct correlation to heart failure in humans

Team finds that telomere length can have a direct correlation to heart failure in humans

Posted by: on Sep 7, 2017 | No Comments

Each cell in the average human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with four telomeres on each pair. While there is a length range for classifying a healthy telomere, researchers found, for the first time ever, that people with heart failure have shorter telomeres within the cells that make up the heart muscle (known as cardiomyocytes).

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.

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Posted by: on Oct 31, 2013 | No Comments

In a small study of men with early-stage prostate cancer, a program of rigorous diet and lifestyle change designed by prevention and wellness advocate  increased telomere length, a finding the researcher says may indicate that people have more influence over the aging process than once thought.

Diet Can Lengthen Telomeres for Better Health

Diet Can Lengthen Telomeres for Better Health

Posted by: on Feb 15, 2013 | No Comments

A sustained lowering of food intake over time—while avoiding malnutrition—results in an increase of telomere length in adult mice

Aging Is Easier with Endurance Exercise

Aging Is Easier with Endurance Exercise

Posted by: on Jan 17, 2013 | No Comments

Endurance training such as that done for track competitions may protect against the effects of aging in older individuals, a study of telomeres suggested.