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;[…]

Telomeres reach the general public

Because reductions in telomere length occur in normal ageing, there is huge interest from the general public in treatments which might lengthen telomeres and therefore slow the normal ageing process. Short telomeres are the underlying problem in dyskeratosis congenita, but telomere length is not routinely measured on the NHS. Private spas in London are offering[…]