How Diet and Lifestyle Influence Telomere Length

Telomere length has a proportional and linear relationship to omega-3 fatty acids. With all the attention surrounding telomere length as a biomarker of biological aging, it’s worth pointing out that one nutrient may make a lot of difference: fish-derived omega-3 fatty acids. The higher the blood levels of fish-derived omega-3 acids in patients with coronaryContinue reading “How Diet and Lifestyle Influence Telomere Length”

Depression and telomeres

Reference: Wolkowitz et al. 2011 March. People who suffer from major depression have a higher risk of age-related illness and earlier mortality (1 &2). Researchers from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), investigated (1) telomere length in depressed individuals versus matched controls and assessed other biological factors associated with telomere shortening. Led by Nobel laureateContinue reading “Depression and telomeres”

Health at Telomere’s Length

A health checkup could soon incorporate a telomere measurement to estimate a person’s biological age as a superior indicator of age-related degeneration and vulnerability to disease than chronological age, reports Mitch Leslie in an article entitled, “Are Telomere Tests Ready for Prime Time,” published in Science magazine today. The article reports that two companies haveContinue reading “Health at Telomere’s Length”