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Physical Activity and Nutrition: Two Promising Strategies for Telomere Maintenance?
- Balan, Estelle, Decottignies, Anabelle, Deldicque, Louise
- Nutrients 2018 v.10 no.12
- cell death, genome, lifestyle, longevity, nucleoproteins, nutrition, physical activity, public health, telomeres
- As the world demographic structure is getting older, highlighting strategies to counteract age-related diseases is a major public health concern. Telomeres are nucleoprotein structures that serve as guardians of genome stability by ensuring protection against both cell death and senescence. A hallmark of biological aging, telomere health is determined throughout the lifespan by a combination of both genetic and non-genetic influences. This review summarizes data from recently published studies looking at the effect of lifestyle variables such as nutrition and physical activity on telomere dynamics.