How heavy snorers can age faster: Study finds they can suffer damage to their DNA which can increase the risk of cancer

Heavy snorers suffer damage to their DNA that can make their cells age faster and increase the risk of cancer, a study suggests.
It found they have shorter telomeres, tiny caps at the end of chromosomes – DNA molecules – that prevent genetic material from unravelling and fraying.
It is well known that shorter telomeres indicate rapid ageing and increased susceptibility to cancer.
But a team at West China Hospital in Sichuan wanted to see how DNA is affected by sleep apnoea, the snoring-related condition that disrupts breathing and makes sufferers wake dozens of times in the night.... read more

 
24 February 2018 in Health, Views: 46
Source: Daily Mail
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