16 December 2013

Beer Consumption Might Influence Longevity

This is too complicated for me to explain in my own words, so I shall let Roshni Mahesh of the International Business Times do it:

Telomeres manage the ageing process by playing a major role in the division of cells. The length of telomeres becomes shorter with each stage of cell division. The process continues until the telomeres become too short, leading to cell death and ageing. Telomere shortening has long been known to damage immunity and increase risk of cancer.

A study by Prof. Martin Kupiec and his team from Tel Aviv University showed that coffee can shorten the length of the telomeres. Alcohol improves the length.

So does this mean I should stop having coffee in the morning?


posted by hiikeeba at 08:00


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