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Chronic Stress and Telomere Length: Why Stress Makes You Age Faster

Aging is an inevitable part of life – but aging prematurely is not. Premature aging is when the typical effects of growing old; skin deterioration, loss of physical strength, forgetfulness, etc., happen earlier than expected. More scientifically speaking, premature aging occurs when your biological age is older than your real (chronological) age. From a molecular standpoint, aging is the result of a phenomenon called telomere attrition, or telomere shortening. Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of each strand...
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