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1) Fish Oil. Fish oil reduces oxidation of certain key metabolic processes and this is likely the reason that those with the highest levels of omega-3's have the longest telomeres. 
2) Ornish Diet. As we have mentioned elsewhere, the Low Fat (Ornish) Diet slows down telomere shortening. And, of course, a Low Fat (Ornish) Diet will actually clear the plaque right out of your veins, decrease erection-killing blood pressure as well and increase your telomerase activity. 
3) Sitting. The difference in telomere lengths between the most active and least was equivalent to about ten years of aging according to one study.  Sitting isn't just hard on your bod - it's hard on your chromosomes.
4) Exercise. Exercise may be king when it comes to slowing down telomere aging. Older runners have telomeres 75% less aged than their sedentary counterparts.  Research has shown that exercise activates telomerase.
5) Vitamin D. Lower vitamin D levels are associated with shorter telomeres, at least in women. 
6) Stress and Cortisol. A number of studies have shown that stress shortens telomeres. For example, one small study showed that women sexually abused as children had shortened telomeres, i.e. not only were they scarred emotionally but on the cellular level as well.  The reason appears to be tied to the stress hormone cortisol, which has been shown to reduce telomerase activity.  A further verification of this was recently found in a study of women with chronic anxiety, who were found to have shorter telomere lengths. 
7) CAUTION: Green Tea and Curry/Turmeric/Cursumin. Green Tea is a little scary. The key ingredient in green tea, EGCG, has been found to be a powerful telomerase inhibitor. And, in some cases, this likely gives green tea its anti-cancer properties. However, do you want cancer protection simply because your chromosomes have been shortened to senescence?  Turmeric has the same property and therefore I am cautious about using this as well, even though I love curry! 
8) Smoking. Smoking attacks just about every system in your body so why not your chromosomes as well, eh?  This was verified in a study that showed that telomere length was actually affected in a dose-dependent manner, i.e. the more pack-years the person had smoked, the shorter their telomeres. 
9) Overweight. That spare tire around your middle likely accelerates aging according to one study (of women), which found that the more the weight and the higher the BMI, the shorter the telomeres. 
1) Cell, Nov 2008, 14;135(4):609-22, "Telomerase reverse transcriptase delays aging in cancer-resistant mice"
3) JAMA, Jul 7 2010, 304:69 - 75, "Telomere Length and Risk of Incident Cancer and Cancer Mortality”
4) Journal of the American4) Journal of the American Medical Association, 2010, 303(3):250-257, Association of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease”
5) Mech Ageing Dev, 2005 Oct, 126(10):1115-22, "Telomere length versus hormonal and bone mineral status in6) Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 1998 Aug 19, 249(2):391-6, "Telomerase inhibition, telomere shortening, and senescence of cancer cells by tea catechin"
7) Arch Intern Med, 2008, 168:154-158, http://pubs.ama-assn.org/media/2008a/0128.dtl
9) The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86 (5):1420–5, "Higher serum vitamin D concentrations are associated with longer leukocyte telomere length in women".
10) Biol Psychiatry, 2010 Mar 15, 67(6):531-4, Epub 2009 Oct 14, "Childhood maltreatment and telomere shortening: preliminary support for an effect of early stress on cellular aging"
11) Lancet, 2005, 366:662–664, "Obesity, cigarette smoking, and telomere length in women"
12) European Respiratory Journal, Mar 1 2006, 27(3):525-528, "Telomere shortening in smokers with and without COPD"
13) Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, May 2008, 22(4):600-605, "Reduced telomerase activity in human T lymphocytes exposed to cortisol"
14) Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Mar 2009, 18:816, "Obesity and Weight Gain in Adulthood and Telomere Length"
15) Nature, 2010, Received 08 May 2010, Accepted 26 October 2010, Published online 28 November 2010, "Telomerase reactivation reverses tissue degeneration in aged telomerase-deficient mice"
16) The Lancet Oncology, 9(11):1048-1057, "Increased telomerase activity and comprehensive lifestyle changes: a pilot study"
17) PLoS ONE, 2012, 7(7):e40516. "High Phobic Anxiety Is Related to Lower Leukocyte Telomere Length in Women"
18) Cancer Letters, 8 Oct 2002, 184(1):1-6, "Curcumin inhibits telomerase activity through human telomerase reverse transcritpase in MCF-7 breast cancer cell line"
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