What are the factors that affect the length of my telomeres?

Publié le 02/13/2017

For example, smoking, obesity and psychological stress increase oxidative stress and inflammation which, in turn, contribute to higher rates of telomere attrition throughout life. Other factors such as diet, exercise, sleep are also believed to impact biological aging. Current therapies are being developed based on telomerase activation to rejuvenate telomeres. Measuring telomere length will be necessary to determine whether these therapies are effectively improving telomere length.

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