19 Sep Telomere length and aging
Telomeres are the little end caps that tidy up and protect our DNA strands.
Michael Gregor, MD reports on a study conducted by Dr. Dean Ornish, which investigated the consumption of a whole-foods plant-based diet and its effect on increasing the length of telomeres, the protective ends of our DNA strands that slowly shorten as we age. Is the fountain of youth as simple as eating fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains? Check out Dr. Gregor’s explanation of this fascinating phenomena and whether what you eat can affect your telomere length.