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Sit Less, Protect Your DNA And Live Longer? Uppsala Universitet Study



9/5/2014 8:01:27 AM

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Spending less time sitting might increase your lifespan by keeping your DNA young, Swedish researchers say. More time spent on your feet appears to lengthen bits of DNA called telomeres. Telomeres, which protect the end of chromosomes (like the tips that keep shoelaces from fraying), tend to get shorter and shorter until they can't shorten any more, causing cells to die.

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