Psychological Wellbeing and Healthy Aging: Focus on Telomeres
AbstractStress and depression are known to modulate the aging process, and might also affect telomere biology. In fact, exposure to some biochemical pathways involved in stress-related depression may contribute to an ‘‘accelerated aging” phenotype, as well as the incidence of age-related diseases, including metabolic disorders and dementia. Basic studies support the notion that the telomere and telomerase system plays a pivotal role in the aging process and disease promotion. Interestingly, short and dysfunctional telomeres are associated with reduced lifespan, as shown in animal models. In this context, telomeres are very sensitive to stress, mindset, and lifestyle, and their rescue may be sufficient to restore cell and organism viability. This mini-review discusses conceptual models of healthy and active aging and their relationship with telomere biology and mental health. View Full-Text
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Boccardi, M.; Boccardi, V. Psychological Wellbeing and Healthy Aging: Focus on Telomeres. Geriatrics 2019, 4, 25.
Boccardi M, Boccardi V. Psychological Wellbeing and Healthy Aging: Focus on Telomeres. Geriatrics. 2019; 4(1):25.Chicago/Turabian Style
Boccardi, Mariangela; Boccardi, Virginia. 2019. "Psychological Wellbeing and Healthy Aging: Focus on Telomeres." Geriatrics 4, no. 1: 25.
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