Published in Cancer Weekly, March 30th, 2010
It's an easy fact to forget - the aging process begins at birth. Despite this, cellular aging remains somewhat of a mystery, although there is growing evidence that over time, the DNA within cells begins to show signs of aging. One of these signs is the shortening of telomeres, which are DNA "caps" at the end of chromosomes that promote cellular stability.
Telomere length is a measure of biological aging because telomeres shorten progressively with each cell division....
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