Telomeres Are Subject To Stress

by Malc on February 18, 2011

The telomere is a small structure attached to the end of our DNA, which shrinks slightly every time a cell divides. Once the telomere reaches a certain small size, the cell is ‘instructed’ to self-destruct.

Hence there is a great deal of interest in keeping the telomeres as long as possible. One substance which appears to help this is TA 65.

But we can help the telomere shortening to slow down – and one way is by avoiding stress.

As the video shows…

How Stress Affects Our Telomeres (Chromosome / DNA)

Stress by way of stress hormones accelerate the shortening of telomeres.

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