Can coffee and beer influence aging?

We know that your choice of coffee or beer affects your mood — but can it influence your genes as well? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University, the answer may be yes. In a new study, a team of biologists show that caffeine and ethanol can be used to modulate cellular properties associated with aging and cancer. The findings hint at new ways of slowing the aging process and offsetting epidemiological risk factors.

The team found that, whereas a concentration of caffeine similar to a shot of espresso shortened the telomeres, a solution containing five to seven percent alcohol lengthened them.

Read the full, original story here: Your Choice Of Coffee Or Beer Could Influence Your Genetic Makeup And Lifespan


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