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Forget the pots and potions, we've found the true elixir of life – and it's all about getting busy in the bedroom.

Scientists in California have found that regular sexual intimacy is associated with delayed aging process in women – no really. 

A preliminary study published early this year, found that women who reported having sex during the course of the week tended to have significantly longer telomeres (the protective ends caps on our DNA that that protect the chromosome from fraying), than those who didn't. 

Tomás Cabeza de Baca, lead researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, said: “Based on this body of research, we wanted to explore whether there was a health-enhancing relationship between sexual intimacy, telomere length, a biological index of systemic aging and health.”

“We wanted to examine whether sexual intimacy, within the context of a committed long-term relationship, may offer protective benefits to these markers of general health.”

The study, which looked at 129 women in long-term relationships, found that recent sexual imtimacy was positively associated with two measures of telomere length.

They also factored in  the women's overall relationship satisfaction, perceived stress levels, and partner support.

Of course, this study isn't without it's limitations.

It's quite possible that the women who reported the most sexual activity also just so happened to be the healthiest in the group.

But hey, having more sex aint gonna kill you, so knock yourself out!


Hollywood may be all glitz, glam and gleaming smiles on the surface, but at a deeper level many of its best known inhabitants find themselves under serious pressure to defy the effects of aging. 

In a new episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls former Friends actress Courteney Cox revealed that she was one such star.

During a rather candid conversation – which was filmed right here in Ireland – the 52-year-old actress told the British adventurer that she now regrets having experimented with plastic surgery in the past.


She said: “Getting older, I don't think that's the easiest thing.  But I have learned lessons.”

“I think I was trying to keep up with getting older and trying to chase that [youthful look].  It's something you can't keep up with.”

According to Vanity Fair, the mother of one did not reveal which procedures she’s actually undergone, but did admit that at times she was left feeling dissatisfied with the results.

Courteney said: “Sometimes you find yourself trying and then you look at a picture of yourself and you go ‘oh god, I look horrible.”’

“I have done things that I regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away.  So that's good because it's not always been my best look”

Thankfully it seems Courteney’s days dabbling with cosmetic enhancement are over as she has since adopted a more natural approach. 

“Now I have a new motto,” she said.  “Just let it be.”

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