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You may have more control over aging than you think, say ‘The Telomere Effect’ authors

BlackburnEpelauthorphoto-1024x683A great article highlighting research by Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn who shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging. Her research revealed that by controlling our life style i.e. smoking, exercise, diet and sleep we can significantly control cellular aging. Since it was initially for the experts community, and her goal was to share her research to general public to create awareness on this topic. She along-with psychologist Elissa Epel, published a new book “The Telomere Effect”.

“Telomeres listen to you, they listen to your behaviors, they listen to your state of mind,” said Blackburn, president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif. This a must read article which shed light on how we control overall health and even reverse aging by managing our life style. Read more