telomeres

Possible? Life Extension Without Genetic Modification

Before we get too deep into the science Let me remind you some people have different definitions for “life extension” If we use the current life span as a scale, we are living somewhere between 78 and 82 years. Technically anything beyond that could be considered life extension. For the past several generations, this seems …

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TTAGGG You’re It! Stress, Disease and Telomere Length

The repeating sequence of the Telomere-TTAGGG has proven to be a gold mine for determining biologic age ( how old your body is acting!) and disease prognosis ( how bad you are likely to get something) as well as the effects of stress. A recent study on the effects of racism on the telomere length …

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Unhealthy Telomeres greatly increase the Risk of Cancer

Even though I recently released a blog that looks specifically at prostate cancer and the effect of telomere length on prognosis, I mentioned breast cancer in that blog as another form of hormonally driven cancer that shares many features behaviorally with prostate cancer. The ink on that blog had barely dried when yet another study …

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