How Diet and Lifestyle Influence Telomere Length

Telomere length has a proportional and linear relationship to omega-3 fatty acids. With all the attention surrounding telomere length as a biomarker of biological aging, it’s worth pointing out that one nutrient may make a lot of difference: fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids. The higher the blood levels of fish-derived omega-3 acids in patients with coronaryContinue reading “How Diet and Lifestyle Influence Telomere Length”

Middle-aged Mice fed BCAAs live longer

Scientists are actively seeking aging-intervention strategies to help people maintain their youth in anticipation of a sharp rise in the elderly population – due to the “baby boomer” generation – and an unprecedented number of elderly in North America and throughout the developed world. Now, a new study in the October issue of Cell MetabolismContinue reading “Middle-aged Mice fed BCAAs live longer”

Green tea could lead to longer life by protecting DNA

Last year, scientists from The Chinese University of Hong Kong found a positive association between high consumption of tea (Camellia sinensis) and longer telomere length – a marker of younger “biological age” – and living an average of five years longer, but it was unclear just how much of an impact was made by theContinue reading “Green tea could lead to longer life by protecting DNA”