December 10, 2013

Will Beer Or Coffee Contribute To Your Aging?

Researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Blavatnik School of Computer Science and Columbia University found that coffee and beer have opposite effects on telomeres—the end points of chromosomal DNA implicated in aging and cancer. Telomeres keep replicating but get shorter each time until they finally become too short and die. Aging. There’s aging for you. Except cancer cells that can replicate forever. After exposing yeast cells to different environmental factors, scientists found that espresso shortened telomeres and ethanol lengthened them. They say they still need to do more research and see if the same is true for human cells.

[ Read the Article: How Beer And Coffee Can Affect Your Longevity ]

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