Everyone wants to keep their skin looking vibrant, beautiful, and youthful. Some will spend hundreds of dollars on expensive creams and lotions, or even pay thousands for more permanent solutions such as Botox or plastic surgery. The real key to anti-aging though does not have to be so drastic. Scientists have found a key to determining how quickly your body will age and it is contained within your DNA. Telomeres are little caps at the very ends of your chromosomes that help to create each individual strand of DNA, making up your body’s unique composition. It was recently discovered that these little known pieces of genetic material hold a unique possibility for helping us change how quickly your body ages as well as predicting serious diseases such as cancer.
When a scientist looks at a telomere under a microscope, they can tell how old that piece of genetic material is by the length of the caps. If the telomeres are short, that means that the particular genetic material has a shorter length of life than the usual healthy cells. Overtime this will lead to the eventual breakdown of the body, as is common with old age. Now scientists are able to observe how certain daily environmental factors such as sun exposure, pollution inhalation, diet, and levels of physical activity affect our body down to our very DNA cells. Many working in the health and beauty world are lauding telomeres as a great discovery and as an early warning sign of the current condition that your body.
So how is telomere testing done? We will measure the telomere length on your white blood cells and compare it with those in your age range across the country. The goal is to be within the average parameters as other people in your age group to make sure that you are on target and not aging too rapidly. While being under the national average is desirable, being over the national average can be an early sign that your body is developing some serious health issues such diabetes and cancer. This will allow you to start managing your disease before it gets out of hand or eradicate it while it is still reversible.
Doctors and aging specialists alike think that this is a breakthrough that will help to slow or alter a person’s aging or prevent premature aging in the first place. Even if you find yourself with short telomeres, research is finding more and more ways to reduce the signs of aging, allowing you to turn back the hands of time before they catch up with you. Do yourself a favor and see how you rate on the telomere test. It might not just save your skin, but it may even save your life.
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