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www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3370421

The purpose of this review was to highlight the importance of telomeres in human health and aging and to summarize possible lifestyle factors that may affect health and longevity by altering the rate of telomere shortening. ... Cancer Research. 2003; 63:6187–6194.

med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/01/telomere-extension...

The research may point to new ways to treat diseases caused by shortened telomeres. Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA called chromosomes, which house our genomes. In young humans, telomeres are about 8,000-10,000 nucleotides long.

learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/basics/telomeres

Telomeres are made of repeating sequences of TTAGGG on one strand paired with AATCCC on the other strand. Thus, one section of telomere is a "repeat" made of six "base pairs." In white blood cells, the length of telomeres ranges from 8,000 base pairs in newborns to 3,000 base pairs in adults and as low as 1,500 in elderly people.

www.webmd.com/.../20170419/telomere-aging-link

April 19, 2017 -- Do tiny pieces of DNA hold the secret to aging? Called telomeres, these tips on the ends of our chromosomes are generating heated debate as scientists try to better understand ...

www.ucsf.edu/news/2013/09/108886/lifestyle-changes-may...

A small pilot study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may result in longer telomeres, the parts of chromosomes that affect aging. It is the first controlled trial to show that any intervention might lengthen telomeres over time. The study ...

www.statnews.com/2017/01/03/aging-control-telomere-effect

You may have more control over aging than you think, say ‘The Telomere Effect’ authors ... shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomere

Ectothermic Telomeres. Most research on telomere length and regulation, and its relationship to cancer and ageing, has been performed on mammals, especially humans, which have little or no somatic telomerase production. Ectotherms are significantly more likely than endotherms to have variation in somatic telomerase expression.

www.telomerescience.com/aging.html

Telomere length shortens with aging, and short telomeres have been linked to a wide variety of pathologies. Previous studies suggested a discrepancy in age-associated telomere shortening rate estimated by cross-sectional studies versus the rate measured in longitudinal studies, indicating a potential bias in cross-sectional estimates.

endpoints.elysiumhealth.com/what-are-telomere-therapies...

Where Did Telomere Research Begin? ... The biggest obstacle to successfully arresting aging via telomere tinkering is the cancer risk. “When telomeres get really short, they send off a DNA damage signal and it makes the cell stop dividing,” said Shay. With short telomeres, you get oncogenic changes, tumor suppressor losses, and all of a ...

www.healthline.com/health/telomeres

Telomeres are small structures that protect the ends of your chromosomes. Over time, they tend to get shorter. We’ll dive into the recent research surrounding telomere shortening, cancer, and aging.