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Lifestyle Changes May Help Control Cell Aging

Posted: September 29, 2008

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"To our knowledge, we have reported here the first longitudinal study showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes--or any intervention--are significantly associated with increases in cellular telomerase activity levels and telomere maintenance capacity in immune system cells," the study authors wrote. "The implications of this study are not limited to men with prostate cancer. Comprehensive lifestyle changes may cause improvements in telomerase and telomeres that may be beneficial to the general population as well," Ornish said in the news release.

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