Next Article in Journal
In Vitro and In Vivo Functional Characterization of Essence of Chicken as An Ergogenic Aid
Next Article in Special Issue
Cardiometabolic Health in Relation to Lifestyle and Body Weight Changes 3–8 Years Earlier
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Exercise and the Timing of Snack Choice: Healthy Snack Choice is Reduced in the Post-Exercise State
Article Menu
Issue 12 (December) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Nutrients 2018, 10(12), 1942; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10121942

Physical Activity and Nutrition: Two Promising Strategies for Telomere Maintenance?

1
Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Place Pierre de Coubertin 1 L8.10.01, 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
2
De Duve Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 75, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 3 December 2018 / Accepted: 5 December 2018 / Published: 7 December 2018
Full-Text   |   PDF [946 KB, uploaded 7 December 2018]   |  
  |   Review Reports

Abstract

As the world demographic structure is getting older, highlighting strategies to counteract age-related diseases is a major public health concern. Telomeres are nucleoprotein structures that serve as guardians of genome stability by ensuring protection against both cell death and senescence. A hallmark of biological aging, telomere health is determined throughout the lifespan by a combination of both genetic and non-genetic influences. This review summarizes data from recently published studies looking at the effect of lifestyle variables such as nutrition and physical activity on telomere dynamics. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging; exercise; diet; telomerase; TERRA; telomere length; senescence aging; exercise; diet; telomerase; TERRA; telomere length; senescence
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Balan, E.; Decottignies, A.; Deldicque, L. Physical Activity and Nutrition: Two Promising Strategies for Telomere Maintenance? Nutrients 2018, 10, 1942.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Nutrients EISSN 2072-6643 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top