Going on a health kick reverses aging at the cellular level, researchers say.
The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect. But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is too early to draw any firm conclusions.
The study looked at just 35 men with prostate cancer. Among the 10 men with low-risk prostate cancer who made comprehensive lifestyle changes, telomere length increased significantly by an average of 10%. In comparison, telomere length decreased by an average of 3% in the remaining 25 men who were not asked to make any lifestyle changes.
Read the full, original story here: Health kick ‘reverses cell ageing’
- “How Exercising Keeps Your Cells Young,” New York Times
- “Sedentary Lifestyle Accelerates Aging,” Washington Post
- “Anti-Aging Pill Targets Telomeres at the Ends of Chromosomes,” Scientific American