For those of us in the field, the recent slew of articles that show an age-independent link between telomere length and cancer comes as no surprise.
When I say age-independent I mean your age, not the age of your individual cells.
Cells age independently of the organism in some cases and the oldest cells have the shortest telomeres and are at the greatest risk of cancerous transformation.
As Dr Dave has said in talks at the A4M and the AMMG “cancer is a disease of short telomeres.”
So it would be wise for this and many other reasons to keep your telomeres longer.
Again to review, slowing down shortening and lengthening telomeres are two very different things.
You can slow them down with the right kinds of exercise (come to www.fitcamp.com to learn all about this) proper sleep, a good diet (Paleolithic), and supplements like fish oil, Vitamin D, and others.
The only way we know to lengthen them at this point is TA-65 a telomerase activator which you should contact us directly about if you are interested.
As more research is done, more and more disease will be linked to short telomeres. Keep in mind the shortest telomere is the weakest link and that is exactly where TA-65 seems to work.
P.S., Be on the lookout for the first and only book on how YOU can do all the right things to keep those telomeres as healthy as possible. It’s called “The Immortality Edge” by Greta Blackburn Mike Fossel and Dave Woynarowski and is due out in January of 2011, but you’ll be able to get advanced reserved copies here soon!
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Great post! You have my undying gratitude.