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Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging

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avatar Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
December 02, 2009 07:51AM
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_92440.html
Studies have shown that exercise can help ward off heart disease and cancer, and now new research shows that the reason why may be found within cells themselves.

Endurance athletes had longer telomeres -- DNA at the tips of chromosomes that protect the cell -- in their white blood cells than healthy, nonsmoking adults who did not exercise regularly, German researchers report.

Telomeres can be thought of as the plastic tips on the end of shoelaces, which prevent the lace from fraying, explained Emmanuel Skordalakes, an assistant professor of gene expression and regulation at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia....


(alternative explanation: people with long telomeres like to exercise)



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avatar Re: Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
December 02, 2009 08:36AM
That's it. My laces are fraying.
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