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?
Do Presidents Age Faster Than The Rest Of Us?
New Doctors DNA Ages 6 Times Faster Than Normal in First Year
"A new study finds that the long work hours of an interns first year of medical residency are associated with accelerated cellular aging."
Are Telomeres the Key to Aging and Cancer
"Yet, each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, the cell can no longer divide; it becomes inactive or "senescent" or it dies. This shortening process is associated with aging, cancer, and a higher risk of death."
Scott Kelly's Year in Space Highlights Risks to DNA and Brains
"Baileys team found that Scott Kellys telomeres lengthened. 'Its exactly the opposite of what we thought, it was in every sample, every time point,' Bailey says. Weirder still, Scotts telomeres shrank as soon as he landed"
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