Meditation and telomere length

1 Oct

Telomeres are repeating sequences of DNA at the end of chromosomes. As cells replicate the telomeres get shorter, but their length is restored by the action of the enzyme  telomerase reverse transcriptase. Over time, aging tends to reduce the length of the telomers. Telomere length is now used as a measure of biological aging and stress.

Dr. Greger takes up recent research on meditation and telomere length:

2 Responses to “Meditation and telomere length”


  1. More on telomere length and meditation | peakmemory - October 2, 2014

    […] Yesterday, I blogged about research on how meditation may affect telomere length, a measure of biological aging and stress. Here is the abstract for a meta-analysis of available research: […]

  2. Telomere trifecta | peakmemory - October 3, 2014

    […] Meditation and telomere length […]

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