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I've added a link to this page from the WP article on Telomeres:
In 2008 Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Sausalito, Calif., and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, conducted a study of 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer, on the possible effects of lifestyle changes on telomeres. The findings of the study were published in The Lancet Oncology. The men were asked to make several lifestyle changes, including attending a three-day retreat; eating a diet low in refined sugars and rich in whole foods, fruits, and vegetables, with only 10 percent of calories derived from fat; and engaging in several other activities, such as moderate aerobic exercise, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. Telomerase levels were measured at baseline, and again after three months, when researchers discovered that, in the 24 participants with sufficient data for analysis, telomerase in the blood had increased by 29 percent. The authors commented that "The implications of this study are not limited to men with prostate cancer. Comprehensive lifestyle changes may cause improvements in telomerase and telomeres that may be beneficial to the general population as well." In a cautionary note however due to the limited nature of the pilot study, the authors indicated the increases in telomerase activity should be reported as "significant association rather than inferring causation" until wider studies are completed.
Just added a needed link from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physicians_Committee_for_Responsible_Medicine#Policies
Analysis and research by PCRM has suggested that exercise and other lifestyle changes other than, or in combination with, dietary changes, can improve health. Non-dietary lifestyle changes recommended include aerobic exercise, weight-bearing exercise, and exposure to sufficient sunlight for vitamin D production
which improves that article as well.
The majority of the text was either copied/pasted or significantly plagiarized from the follow websites:
- Yeh, BI; Kong, ID (March 2013). "The Advent of Lifestyle Medicine.". Journal of lifestyle medicine. 3 (1): 1–8. PMC . PMID 26064831.
- Kushner, Robert F; Mechanick, Jeffrey I (2015). "Lifestyle Medicine—An Emerging New Discipline" (PDF). US Endocrinology. 11 (01): 36. doi:10.17925/USE.2015.11.1.36.
- Butcher, Lola (July 28, 2012). "Lifestyle medicine focuses on the cause of chronic disease". Modern Healthcare.
- Kelly, John (June 2014). "The Beginnings of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine". American College of Lifestyle Medicine.