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Is a Wandering Mind a Sign of Aging?

Posted on 12/6/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThere’s a new study that suggests that if your mind frequently wanders or gets distracted — hey, are you paying attention? — it means your cells are aging too quickly. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, wanted to test whether being able to focus on the here and now predicts better health and longevity. To measure longevity, they looked at telomeres, the little caps at the ends of a cell’s chromosomes that are considered a biomarker for how …