From eNewsletter 12/19/2022
DID YOU KNOW that an indicator for longevity, telomere length, can avoid attrition and even be lengthened from certain supplemental nutrients?
Telomeres lie at the end of our chromosomes. The longer they are, the longer you live, according to thousands of studies. Until recently, scientists did not know what could help prevent shortening. They now know that positive lifestyle choices are key. But other additional therapies, such as dietary supplements, can assist.
A recent study from Frontiers in Nutrition found that increased zinc intake was significantly related to longer telomere length among adults aged 45 years and older. The association was even more pronounced in females, obese, and low energy intake individuals.
Another study from Nutrients found that that combined supplementation of selenium and coenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) for 3 1/2 years prevented telomere attrition in elderly subjects.
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Our Food Is Getting Sweeter
Steve: There is an important biological reason why we crave sweet things that helped people survive in times when food wasn't readily available. Sweets are caloric rich. However, the sweet things from our hunter-gathering days were not empty calories like sweet things are in modern times.
Unfortunately, our brain still has not evolved to the point where it can separate the cravings. We're hard-wired to love sweet things and food manufacturers know it. Food has gotten sweeter, even while some added sugars have declined. Some sugars have been replaced by artificial sweeteners, which research has shown to be no better.
In a recent review in Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, scientists evaluated sweetness by measuring both regular sugar and other sweeteners added to food and beverages. Their results show the per capita volume of artificial sweeteners in beverages increased by 36% from 2007-2018. While sugars in beverages rose as much as 40%.
"Our food supply is getting sweeter, which is hugely concerning," the lead author said. "Even if we are consuming less added sugars, the food we're consuming is still sweeter than it used to be a decade ago."
This matters because of how sweet foods train future generations for a penchant for sugar. For example, from the age of two, an American child is reportedly more likely to consume a sugar-sweetened product than a fruit or vegetable on any given day.
Food manufacturers want more sweetness so it continually triggers our reward neurotransmitter, dopamine. Just as illicit drugs trigger a dopamine rush, so does sugar. The only difference is that drugs are illicit. Sugar is legal, available anytime, anywhere, and we are conditioned to become addicted at the earliest possible age.