posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 01:30 AM
reply to post by Lono1
It's interesting that it's taken them so long to actually work this out considering it has been known for along time that it is the shortening of
telomeres that causes celluar death and ageing.
Although you have to keep in mind that a side effect of uncontrolled cellular growth can lead to tuma's and cancers, there is a reason our body
controls growth and cells the way it does, also it has been observed that an increase in Telomere length increases energy consumption needs.
Telomeres protect a cell's chromosomes from fusing with each other or rearranging — abnormalities that can lead to cancer — and so cells are
destroyed when their telomeres are consumed. Most cancers are the result of "immortal" cells that have ways of evading this programmed destruction.
It was funny i read about this last year while studying basic genetics online and from science publications and then after that i went running to
health shops and pharmacies hoping there was some supplement that could boost Telomere / Telomerase re-production or length... sadly there wasn't.
Let's hope they make more progress on this though, it could just be the fountain of youth... although if they discover a working solution we will
never hear about it.
A world where no one ages.... come on we already have over population problems.
Another supplement worth looking at that is currently available over the counter is Resveratrol
(critical length of Telomeres)
edit on 22-6-2011 by Havick007 because: (no reason given)