Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Weight Loss Results in Reversal of Aging

Short telomeres are unique markers for accelerated aging. Many lifestyle factors, such as smoking, depression and lack of exercise are associated with shortening of telomeres. There are only a few activities that can lengthen telomeres, including raising HDL and reducing inflammatory markers such as CRP sensitive. If you are overweight and have elevated inflammatory markers, you can actually reverse the aging process, as documented by a lengthening of your telomeres. Weight loss by any technique from a healthy diet to Gastric bypass will increase your telomeres and help prevent many chronic degenerative diseases. See Family Practice News, December, 2013, p. 11-12 or go to icimed.com to find an integrative physician. Celebration of Health Association website

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