Monthly Archives: March 2014

Telomerase activation: A potential key modulator for human healthspan and longevity *

During the last 20 years, mounting evidences suggest that the progressive loss of telomeric repeats of chromosomes may function as an important timing mechanism during the aging process in various species. Numerous epidemiological studies show that shorter telomeres in humans … Continue reading

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Statins may protect against telomere shortening and slow human aging

Statins not only extend life by lowering cholesterol level and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease: research suggests that they may extend lifespan as well. Specifically, statins may reduce the rate at which telomeres shorten, a key factor in the … Continue reading

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Resveratrol directly activates anti-aging mechanisms

New study results demonstrate evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animals. What’s more, the researchers have uncovered the molecular mechanism for this interaction, and show that a class of … Continue reading

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Omega-3 fatty acids help to prevent heart disease

A study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health demonstrates that eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to activate a protective factor that wards off heart disease. Middle-aged Japanese … Continue reading

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A new study by the University of Southern California demonstrates that high-protein diet in middle age poses serious health risk

A new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades shows that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age increases the risk to die of cancer four times compared to persons on a … Continue reading

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