Telomeres and the Aging Process
In each of our lives, there are factors we can control that directly improve or impair our overall well-being. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, but advancements in the research and understanding of aging and complete body wellness are within reach. Scientists are discovering how telomere length is associated with the aging process and are using this groundbreaking knowledge to identify ways to lengthen our telomeres.
What Are Telomeres?
Telomeres are the repetitive DNA sequences that become the protective caps on the ends of our chromosomes.
The main function of a telomere is to protect our DNA; when we are born our telomeres are 10,000 base pairs long. As time goes on, they begin to shorten as part of the natural aging process. By age 35, our telomeres are around 7,500 base pairs long. By 65? They’re only 4,800 base pairs long. Our telomeres fray—similar to the way a shoelace missing its aglet would—and this fraying marks the start of cellular aging.
When telomeres become too short and can no longer carry out their critical functions, cells begin to die off in a process known as apoptosis. To antagonize matters, when cells stop functioning properly they start to secrete dangerous, inflammatory free radicals that damage nearby cells.
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