Beer Consumption Might Influence Longevity
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?
Labels: Beer and Health
posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00