Is Stress Aging You?

Stress—just reading the word can hit a nerve that gets your heart pumping. April is Stress Awareness Month and we’ve decided it’s time to place the spotlight on the unhealthy nature of stress when it’s not controlled. It’s no secret that stress can put your health at risk, but now researchers from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have found that the additional presence of poor sleep is linked to compounded problems long term. They concluded that the combination Continue reading →

Save Your Telomeres

Since their discovery more than 75 years ago by the Nobel Laureate geneticist Hermann Müller, telomeres have attracted worldwide attention among scientists investigating the aging process. Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes composed of short DNA sequences protecting our DNA and genetic material from damage. Another Nobel Laureate, Elizabeth Blackburn, likened telomeres to the little plastic caps on the ends of shoelaces (aglets). Under normal conditions, when Continue reading →