Salt? I had to look it up. There are thoughts of stress management, diet, exercise, and social support. Therefore answering this question may by some obscure cause or reason for having lengthened the already lengthened telomeres with this question asked I shall ponder today thus again they may be lengthened, even though obscurity may be of question. tim
Yes thats the age 'gene' isn't it? they say exercise good food and genetics of your family is the best way to prevent shortening of the telomeres, and I am sure in future they will make 'super people' in the fact that they will eradicate all the bad stuff before the baby is born. But for those people today I am sure it will come in the form of a drug sooner or later. and they will call it.....the Philosophers stone! you know what these scientists are like, lol!
Delightful comments, Nell Rose! There will no doubt be a long list of things to do or take for telomeres soon - there are so many new drugs in commercials! -- Drugs, class action lawsuits, medical equipment, and cars fill our TV commercials.
telemeres shorten every time a cell divides. The division process happens most during growth, after which cells are created to replace those injured or killed in day to day activity. Thus, the best way to prevent premature destruction is to avoid anything that stresses and kills at the cellular level, a hard call indeed as something like too much sunlight will do that along with a lot of other activities. But there is something else that we need to be concerned about and that at is mitochondria that are the energy powerhouses of every cell. These tend to wear out under stress like poor nutrition, etc. Mitochondria have their own DNA complete with telemeres.