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Healthy lifestyle crucial for telomere health

In an interview to promote her new book, Elizabeth Blackburn, winner of the Nobel Prize for her work on telomeres, describes the small lifestyle┬áchanges that can make long-term changes to telomere length, and to healthy lifespan.   Moderate exercise, 45 minutes of walking three times a week is as good as marathon running; stress reduction;[…]

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Could Treatment for Rare Disease Reverse Aging Time Bomb?

Great excitement today at DC Action – the patient support group for dyskeratosis congenita and telomere repair defects; a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that Danazol, a cheap and widely available medication, can reverse the shortening of telomeres that leads to the premature aging responsible for their illness. Champagne[…]