Healthy Lifestyle Changes May Slow Aging

A new study has shown that people who consume a healthy daily diet, control stress levels and exercise may slow the aging process at the genetic level. Healthy lifestyle changes have had a surprising effect on telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that hold one’s DNA. People who live healthy lifestyles have longer telomeres, which helps to reduce cellular aging. Dr. Dean Ornish, professor of medicine at UCSF said, “people often think that it has to be a new drug or a new laser, something really high-tech and expensive to be powerful. What we are finding is the simple choices that we make every day are more powerful.” More here

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