Telomeres: Insights into Aging

This article published in Food & Nutrition Magazine discusses a recent study conducted by researchers Dean Ornish, MD, and Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, which examined the effect of lifestyle changes on telomere length. The study, conducted over a 5-year period, found that persons who exercised daily, practiced mediation, ate a low-fat plant-based diet and spent time with family and friends demonstrated a 10% increase in telomere length. In contrast, persons in the control group demonstrated a 3% decrease in telomere length over the same period of time.


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