Medical research

A way of life that keeps cells young in one region of Costa Rica

In Nicoya, Costa Rica, where average incomes are among the nation's lowest, the average life span is 85—among the world's highest. By comparison, a person in the United States can reasonably expect to live to just 77, according ...

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Association between alcohol consumption and telomere length

There is no consensus across medical science as to whether or not there is a safe lower limit on alcohol consumption nor whether a small amount of alcohol is beneficial. The picture is complicated by the various congeners, ...

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Study links severe COVID-19 disease to short telomeres

Patients with severe COVID-19 disease have significantly shorter telomeres, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in collaboration with the COVID-IFEMA Field Hospital, ...

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