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How Are Your Telomeres? They Could Be The Key to How Fast You're Aging

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Channel: Seeker
Categories: Biology   |   Health   |   Science  
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The length of telomeres may be the key to how fast we are aging, and they can be affected by our daily stresses. We can help build them back up, but first, what are telomeres?

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