Funny how prevalent the word telomere has become in the medical literature in just the past year or so. Basically, the telomere is a short strip of DNA at the end of our chromosomes that determine how much longer a cell can divide and stay viable. The longer the telomere, the healthier the cell.
We have seen a variety of factors affecting telomere length. Exercise preserves, stress shortens. Fish oils preserve.
This particular study adds that increased fruit and veggie consumption preserves telomere length. Guess this really shouldn’t come as a shocker, though. So why do we find that most patients are barely getting 3-5 servings / day, let alone 10?