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Healthy Aging correlation with Telomere length
An_243297 posted:
I attended a webinar this morning featuring Dr. María Blasco, PhD from Spain and research scientist Bill Andrews, PhD, for a presentation online about telomere science. Their findings show that individuals with a higher amount of short telomeres (possibly due to unhealthy lifestyle choices and body condition) have a higher biological age and are more susceptible to hereditary diseases and cancer expression. My questions are: Can telomere science predict early onset of diseases and transform the future of your health?.........Secondly: Do supplements from the Astragalus membranaceus plant like TA-65 really reverse the shortening of telomere length and stimulate telomerase activity and actually telomeres to actually slow down or even reverse the aging process as some of these supplement companies like T.A. Sciences and RevGenetics claim?
normg responded:
I wondered the same thing. But given the hype and sites that are all of questionable motivation, and the fact that I can't find any scientific, validated, peer reviewed research related to slowing or reversing this process, I think that the answer is "no".

The other items related to diet, exercise, etc just go with better health in general and you don't need any of these companies supplements or "programs" to accomplish these recommendations.

No magic anti-aging pill, yet.

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