Telomere length is an accurate index of the biological versus the chronological age of a person.
New telomere science reveals how to control aging bykeeping healthy telomere length.
The human body has a biological age that is different from chronological age. A person’s age can be 30 years old while his biological age, the age of his cells can be 25 years old.
Biological age is encoded in the end of the cells, the telomeres. Telomeres are like covering caps at the end of the DNA. They protect cells and DNA from worn out and aging. According to a 2012 Nobel prize winning science preserving healthy telomeres may slow down and even reverse biological age. Longer telomeres prevent aging.
The DNA is the genetic code that contains the information for the structuring and functioning of the human body. It’ s like the hard disk in a computer that provides all the data for the programs that run within a network. Our DNA is a long thread of the double helix that is packaged in the form of the chromosomes. There are 23 pairs of chromosomes in human cells.
The end parts of the chromosomes are the telomeres. Their name derives from Greek telos- that means ‘end’ and -meros that means ‘part’, and they are literally ‘the end part’ of chromosomes. Telomere ends serve to protect the DNA. They are often compared to the plastic protective tips in shoelaces that protect a lace from unravelling. At the same way, telomeres play an important role in protecting the DNA and keeping it stable.
Human cells at 20 years of age have an average telomere length is around 8.000 bases pairs. Around 35-150 base pairs are lost every year until we reach a level of less than 4500 base pairs of telomeres.
One of the most important factors in ageing is the rate in which telomeres shorten. A person who loses 35 instead of 150 base pairs per year, ages at a five times slower pace. Cells have internal mechanisms that repair and can re-lengthen telomeres. Multiple factors activate this mechanism: vitamins, antioxidants, a healthy diet, omega 3 fatty acids and exercise.
Cells have a limited amount of divisions available through a lifetime. This number is around 50 times and is regulated through the length of telomeres. The lifestyle determines how much those cellular divisions are going to last or how often they will divide.
Smoking, lack of sleep, unhealthy nutritional habits, deficiencies, consumption of too much alcohol, obesity lack of exercise, dehydration force cells to divide faster to repair damaged tissues so consequently ageing is rapid.
The faster cells divide the faster telomeres shrink.
The longer the telomeres, the younger the biological age of the body. Research suggests that preserving telomeres length has the potential to prevent ageing and treat diseases associated with ageing and possibly allow humans to increase their longevity beyond the current theoretical maximum of 125 years
Research has found that longer telomeres indicate cellular health, and have been linked to longevity, greater energy, and a more youthful appearance. Healthy telomeres can be also supported by a healthy lifestyle, exercise, nutrition, supplementation.
Stress, environmental toxins, and micronutrient deficiencies can all create oxidation, which releases free radicals that can damage cellular structure. While this process is a natural part of living, excessive oxidation causes cells to age and die prematurely.
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