US researchers found that telomere length or section of DNA at the end of the chromosome in the cells of the immune system, affect whether we get sick, will be prone to colds, viruses and infections.
Although generally is considered that these people have stronger immunity than others, the researchers argue that the section of DNA at the end of chromosomes is the one who protects the genetic information from damage.
Namely, when a cell multiplies, its telomeres are shortened, and the consequence of that is aging and weakening of the immune system.
US researchers found that telomere length in cells of the immune system, affect whether we will be prone to colds, viruses and infections, and based on that can predict the severity of chronic diseases.
With years, when people get older, the risk increases fro people to get sick, but those who have longer telomeres, chances are smaller. Scientists concluded that short telomeres are a definite sign that a person is prone to viral diseases.
With exception of science facts they are also other things that make difference about this question, those are your way of life, our lifestyle and food we eat.
*telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes