Medscape Medical News, Reducing Sedentary Time May Protect DNA, Laird Harrison, September 04, 2014
“Less time spent sitting may lengthen telomeres and protect DNA from age-related damage” The Telomeres are found at the ends of the chromosomes and as they shorten, it could precipitate “age related damage”. The authors of the study believe that exercise itself, can not offset the negative telomere impact from the long exposure to sitting but it might slow down the shortening. It is normal for telomeres to shorten with age. Ref: September 3 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Some naive scientists believe that finding a way to lengthen the telomeres, may be the fountain of youth.