[2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine and an interesting message: telomerase activity is associated with lifestyle.]

Author: Falus A, Marton I, Borbényi E, Tahy A, Karádi P, Aradi J, Stauder A, Kopp M.
Semmelweis Egyetem, Altalános Orvostudományi Kar Genetikai-Sejt és Immunbiológiai Intézet Budapest.
Conference/Journal: Orv Hetil.
Date published: 2010 Jun 13
Other: Volume ID: 151 , Issue ID: 24 , Pages: 965-70 , Special Notes: [Article in Hungarian] , Word Count: 72

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three scientists for their pioneer research on telomeres - and the enzyme that forms them - telomerase. Their work highlighted the considerable connection between the length of telomeres and intensive changes in lifestyle and nutrition (Ornish method) as well as behavioral and psychological factors. In this review the various elements of molecular, cell biological, nutritional and lifestyle changes are introduced and discussed.