A telomere is the DNA sequence at the tip of a cell's chromosome in human beings. Think of a telomere as a little cap that protects our chromosomes from deterioration which is associated with aging and disease. Telomere length affects our long-term health and longevity. Telomeres become shorter with each cell division and can reach a point where they are no longer able to protect the chromosomes, leaving them open to deterioration. This leads to aging and disease development. So … [Read more...] about Podcast #15 – How Telomere Length Affects Your Health & Longevity
How Long Are Your Telomeres? I was very intrigued by a television segment I saw this week on the Today Show. It was about telomeres which are a DNA sequence at the tip of a cell's chromosome in human beings. The telomere protects the chromosome from deterioration and plays a crucial role in cells replication. We all have telomeres and the longer your telomeres the longer you live. I'm no scientist but I get that. Pretty simple. My first question was "how does my vegan lifestyle affect the … [Read more...] about How Long Are Your Telomeres?