Dying For a Soda?
New research from the University of California, San Francisco tested for a link between consuming sugary drinks and cell aging. What metric did they chose to use to measure aging – telomere length. As regular readers of ‘Aging Matters’ will no doubt be aware the shorter the telomere, the less a cell can regenerate, indicating accelerated aging and an increased risk of disease and early death.
The findings revealed that the more of a certain type of sugary drink the participants consumed, the shorter their telomeres turned out to be. What can be done to offset shortening of telomeres, there is only one telomerase activator proven to work in humans TA65.
We featured an interview with the Founder and Chairman of TA Sciences, Mr Noel Thomas Patton called “The Long and Short of it” in Issue 1 2014 that can be read in full on antiaging-systems.com