A telomere is a part of DNA, its ending. The longer they are, the younger and healthier we are. At birth, the length of each telomere of an infant is 10,000 units, at 35 years old – 7,500, and at 75 (with a good deal) – 4,800.
- Not all cells divide as many times as they could by nature. If the cell stops dividing, it falls into a diminishing phase. When many cells are in this phase, old age comes. The length of cells becomes so small that it serves as a signal to stop biological processes.
- We can influence telomere quality since the length of the final segments is transmitted from parent to fetus.
- In addition to youthful skin, telomeres are responsible for immunity, the presence of pigment in the hair (read the absence of gray hair), metabolism, clarity of mind (in people with Alzheimer’s, they are too short), the health of the heart muscle, lungs, and almost for all.
- Studies have proved that the length of telomeres does not depend on the material wealth of their owner! So the classic excuse about loans is not accepted.