Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Older DNA

Overweight "women have DNA nine years older than" their "slim" counterparts according to British researchers, who have discovered that both smoking and being overweight damage DNA by shortening the telomeres that protect chromosomes.

I wish the issue of people who have the genetic code to be significantly overweight had been addressed, could obese people be born with shorter telomeres than people who do not have an obesity gene?

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