How Lifestyle Changes Impact Aging

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By Molly Clifton

Lifestyle changes may affect how cells age.

A small study in the journal Lancet Oncology shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support may lengthen telomeres, which are the part of chromosomes that affect aging.

Previous research has shown shorter ones may be associated with aging-related diseases, such as cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.
 

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