Author(s): Boccardi V, Paolisso G, Mecocci P
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Abstract Nutrition and lifestyle, known to modulate aging process and age-related diseases, might also affect telomerase activity. Short and dysfunctional telomeres rather than average telomere length are associated with longevity in animal models, and their rescue by telomerase maybe sufficient to restore cell and organismal viability. Improving telomerase activation in stem cells and potentially in other cells by diet and lifestyle interventions may represent an intriguing way to promote health-span in humans.
This article was published in Aging (Albany NY)
and referenced in Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences