related ageing

July 30, 2014 10:14 AM

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Typical experiences of life stressors like death, care-giving and job loss may accelerate cellular ageing, but these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well, says a study.

“The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones who did not maintain healthy lifestyles, even when they had similar levels of stress,” said lead author Eli Puterman, an assistant professor at University of California, San Francisco in the US.

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