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

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Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Place Pierre de Coubertin 1 L8.10.01, 1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
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De Duve Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Avenue Hippocrate 75, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
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Nutrients 2018, 10(12), 1942; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10121942
Received: 14 November 2018 / Revised: 3 December 2018 / Accepted: 5 December 2018 / Published: 7 December 2018
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
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Balan, E.; Decottignies, A.; Deldicque, L. Physical Activity and Nutrition: Two Promising Strategies for Telomere Maintenance? Nutrients 2018, 10, 1942.

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