Longer telomeres may forestall aging

Genetic researchers have proposed an intriguing hypothesis that the aging process and human susceptibility to major illnesses such as heart disease may be related to a noticeable size reduction of the telomeres – the protective ‘caps’ on the ends of our DNA.

On Mar 27, 2018, Wired Magazine published Gerald Marzorati’s report entitled, Telomeres are the New Cholesterol. Now What? that contained the following passage:

Fifteen years ago, geneticists at the University of Utah published the results of a small test with the following finding: People older than 60 with short telomeres were three times more likely to die from heart disease and eight times more likely to die from infectious disease. It’s complicated, but essentially shorter telomeres make it more difficult for your cells to split and replicate, which can lead to diseased tissue, which, in turn, can lead to all manner of health problems.

Krista Conger is a science writer for Stanford University School of Medicine who described a telomere-lengthening procedure in her article entitled, Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds:

A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Treated cells behave as if they are much younger than untreated cells, multiplying with abandon in the laboratory dish rather than stagnating or dying.

T.A. Sciences offer insights about the relationship between the health of our cells and aging in its report entitled, What is a Telomere?

• The cells in our body are composed of genetic material known as DNA.
• Cells replenish through replication.
• Every time a cell replicates, telomeres shorten in length while the DNA remains intact.
• When telomeres become too short, cells can begin to malfunction and there is a greater risk of premature aging.
• Non-age-related factors that can shorten telomeres include stress, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, and poor diet.

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Organic sulfur has the ability to transform degeneration to regeneration. The Sulfur Study found that old scar tissue as well as various types of fibroids have proven to resolve with the supplementation of organic sulfur. This is due to the regeneration in cells that have been scarred and unable to regenerate over the years following a trauma. This makes it really great for any one who has had surgery or has suffered from any injury.

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References

What is a Telomere?
TA-65 T.A. Sciences

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds
Krista Conger | Stanford Medicine News Center

Telomeres are the New Cholesterol. Now What?
Gerald Marzorati | Wired
Mar 27, 2018

Supplementing with Organic Sulfur
Agent Nateur
Feb 5, 2018

Do Telomeres Hold the Secret to the Fountain of Youth?
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