Telomere length marker of overall health

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Shaklee Scientific Board Advisor, discovered an enzyme that lengthens and protects chromosomes. Telomeres are caps on the end of each chromosome that protect against deterioration. Over time, our telomeres gradually become shorter. Telomere length is thought to be a marker of overall health.

The better our telomeres are preserved, the less chance we have of getting serious diseases (Alzheimer’s, etc.).

What to Do to stop erosion of telomeres:

1) A statistical analysis using specific food based supplements projects that an 80 year old Shaklee user would have the same telomere length as a 41 year old.

2) The worse the stress and the longer we feel it, the more telomeres wore down.

3) Varied exercise proves better telomere results! A study published in Preventive Medicine found that people’s telomeres (the parts of the DNA that get shorter as we age) were significantly longer in those who exercised compared with sedentary people.

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