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This is a personal research question. Wear and tear, Free radicals, and the shortening of telomeres on the chromozone are aspects of aging. So, if taking a "pill" would provide enzymes to fight free radicals and give telomerase to cells to keep the cells dividing, would this reduce the speed of aging? Would the stomach break down the enzymes before they could be absorbed and used? Would the telomerase just cause cancer more quickly? Is there a gene modification that can be done prior to birth to cause cells to have more divisions (longer telemeres, or longer production of telemerase)? I have researched a hundred or more sites, but all with unclear answers to this regard.
Re: Can taking a 'Telomerase' enzyme pill reduce speed of aging?
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