This interesting piece in The New York Times argues:
When athletes train consistently, recover smartly and get a little lucky, there’s no physiological reason their bodies should fall off a cliff in their 30s.
From following physiology literature and spending time around late-career elite athletes, I was already well aware that old dogs can both learn new tricks and slow the rate at which they lose old ones.
This is my third blog post in three days on telomeres. I think the subject is important and may yield new insights into human health.
Today I am going to share another video from Dr. Greger about the role of diet in telomere length:
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: