31 Aug, 2014
Some of you are familiar with the claim that telomeres - the DNA at the end of each chromosome - are a key determinant of aging.
There are telomeres in every cell of your body. The shorter they get, the older you look and feel. But when telomeres are prevented from becoming shorter, or they are lengthened, the body is programmed to create younger cells. Telomerase is the enzyme which is critical in the process of rebuilding telomeres and rejuvenating cells (ref. 1).
Unfortunately, telomerase can be easily ‘blocked’ or ‘de-activated’. This blog looks at what causes the blockage, and how you can prevent it.
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