Loving-kindness meditation slows biological aging in novices: Evidence from a 12-week randomized controlled trial

Highlightsโ€ขOver 12 weeks, loving-kindness meditation buffered telomere attrition. โ€ขTelomere length decreased in the mindfulness group and the control group. โ€ขThe loving-kindness group showed less telomere attrition than the control group. AbstractCombinations of multiple meditation practices have been shown to reduce the attrition of telomeres, the protective caps of chromosomes (Carlson et al., 2015). Here, we …

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Ultra-processed #food consumption and the risk of short telomeres in an elderly population of the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra (SUN) Project

Telomere length (TL) is a marker of biological age that may be affected by dietary factors through oxidation and inflammation mechanisms. In addition, ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption has increased worldwide and it has been associated with the risk of developing several diseases.. ..This is a cross-sectional study of 886 participants (645 men and 241 women) …

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