How Fast Are You Aging?
WHAT ARE TELOMERES?
Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Every time a cell replicates, its telomere becomes shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell. The best method to date the biological age is using structural analysis of chromosomal change in the telomere. Serial evaluation of telomere length is an indicator of how rapidly one ages relative to normal population. Therapies directed at slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related disease.
Telomeres length can be shortened by an inflammatory diet, or one that increases oxidative stress. Diet of refined carbohydrates, fast food, processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, trans fats and saturated fats are all inflammatory foods. A healthy diet consisting of a large amount and variety of antioxidants improves oxidative defense and reduces oxidative stress will slow telomere shortening.
Premature shortening of the telomere scan be prevented according to studies by:
Reducing oxidative stress
Correcting micronutrient deficiencies especially vitamin D*
Increasing physical activity/change sedentary lifestyle
Avoiding weight gain or obesity
Correcting insulin resistance
*Telomerase Stimulator was formulated to correct the micronutrient deficiencies, thus helping to slow down the deterioration of the telomeres.