Apparently size does matter and even more so, length. At least with telomeres, an area of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromatid, which guards the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from blending with adjacent chromosomes or rearranging.
Scientists, yes, like the ones here in Canada protesting massive cuts and muzzling by our government, those smarties, with education and brains, with all kinds of information, not just rhetoric and ideology, discovered something cool.
Published in The Lancet Oncology, the study suggests that a plant-based diet, moderate exercise, and stress reduction showed an increase in comparative telomere length – so Ponce de León, a few centuries too late for you buddy, but this is the part of chromosomes that affects cell aging.
Think of this as a shoe lace, the telomeres are like the aglet (little plastic piece at the end) that stops it from fraying. Telomeres protect our chromosomes, keeping them secure.
So go out and eat plant-based foods, exercise and yes, because this part is soooooo easy, reduce stress. Look it up and put down that Twinkie!