Friday, November 11,2016
The researchers looked at the genetic material inside the women's cells, specifically the length of their telomeres.
These are caps on the ends of chromosomes that protect the chromosomes
from damage. Telomeres naturally shorten as people age, but the
structures don't shorten at the same rate in every person. The longer a
person's telomeres are, the more times their cells could hypothetically
still divide, research has shown. Thus, telomeres are considered a
marker of biological age — that is, the age of a person's cells, rather
than the individual's chronological age.
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