A new study found a causal link between brisk walking and telomere length. Researchers found that 10 minutes of brisk walking per day was associated with longer life expectancy, and brisk walkers have up to 20 years' greater life expectancy than those who walk slowly.
Scientific research is helping to unlock the secrets behind why some people live to become super-agers. Researchers propose ways in which we can slow the aging process and extend our life spans.
Unsupportive parenting and early life stress can lead to premature aging and associated health risks in children. Researchers say adults who faced early life stress had shorter telomeres than their peers who did not.
To live to be 100, you need to keep inflammation low and telomeres long, a new study reports.
NASA scientists have published the results of the Kelly Twin Study, which revealed how the body adapts to life in space, compared to life on Earth. The findings revealed that, in space, telomeres are unexpectedly longer, the immune system responds appropriately, and variability in gene expression alters.
Telomere lengthening resulted in structural changes in the brain, including cortical thickening. By contrast, telomere shortening is associated with gray matter reduction, specifically in the precuneus.
New mothers who sleep less than seven hours a night six months after giving birth had an increase in biological age of between three to seven years compared to new moms who slept for seven or more hours.
A new study reports telomere length may be shortened in newborn babies whose mothers did not graduate high school.