Medical research

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, ...

Medical research

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, ...

Health

Signs of healthy aging found in ergothioneine telomere study

An in vitro study published in theJournal of Dietary Supplements, demonstrated Blue California's ErgoActive ergothioneine helped to preserve telomere length and reduced the rate of telomere shortening under oxidative stress.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Better stress management is beneficial to newborns

A group of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to show that maternal psychological wellbeing during pregnancy has a positive effect on newborn infants. Increased telomere length suggests ...

Medical research

Telomere length varies across human tissue types

Telomere length has long been considered an important biomarker in human aging and disease, but most studies on the relationship between telomere length and health have looked only in a single tissue type: blood. This limitation ...

Neuroscience

Cellular aging is linked to structural changes in the brain

Telomeres are the protective caps of our chromosomes and play a central role in the aging process. Shorter telomeres are associated with chronic diseases and high stress levels can contribute to their shortening. A new study ...

Medical research

Size does matter when it comes to telomeres

One of the more novel studies from the Child Health CheckPoint was the measurement of 'telomeres' – the tiny caps on each strand of our DNA, which serve to protect the ends of our chromosomes. 

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