WHAT EXACTLY IS A TELOMERE AND WHY DO I NEED TO PROTECT MINE?

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?

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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