Eating snacks high in salt may speed up cell aging in overweight teenagers, Counsel and Heal reported.
In a new study, researchers from the Medical College of Georgia sought to analyze the relationship between high sodium intake and telomere length. Telomeres are the protective caps covering the ends of chromosomes, and they naturally shorten over time as people age. However, harmful lifestyle habits – such as smoking and lack of exercise – can expedite the shortening of telomeres, ultimately speeding up the aging process.
The researchers recruited 766 people between the ages of 14 and...подробнее »