Want to Slow Effects of Aging, Intense Endurance Exercise

by Parent Co. August 02, 2016

If anything is going to inspire you to get to the gym, this might be it.

Intense aerobic exercise could slow down the ageing process, a new study claims. As we age, the protective caps on each strand of our DNA wear down and shorten. But new research has found endurance training protects those caps - called telomeres - from shortening.

It suggests such physical activity produces chemicals that strengthen and lengthen telomeres - thereby maintaining our youthfulness for longer. But if early data is accurate, it is the world's first successful example of telomere lengthening via gene therapy in a human individual.
Source: Can endurance exercise SLOW ageing? | Daily Mail Online



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