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Senior Citizens Can Age Easier with Endurance Exercise

Comstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Endurance training like long distance track competitions can possibly protect against the effects of aging in senior citizens, a new study suggests in MedPage.

Among the subjects that were between the ages of 66 to 77, the endurance athletes tended to have longer telomeres, which are ends of chromosomes that protect from deterioration, according to Javaid Nauman Ph.D. of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

The researchers used a small sample group of 20 individuals and believe their findings are preliminary.

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