Podcast #15 – How Telomere Length Affects Your Health & Longevity

A telomere is the DNA sequence at the tip of a cell's chromosome in human beings. Think of a telomere as a little cap that protects our chromosomes from deterioration which is associated with aging and disease. Telomere length affects our long-term health and longevity. Telomeres become shorter with each cell division and can reach a point where they are no longer able to protect the chromosomes, … [Read more...]

How Long Are Your Telomeres?

How Long Are Your Telomeres?

I was very intrigued by a television segment I saw this week on the Today Show. It was about telomeres which are a DNA sequence at the tip of a cell's chromosome in human beings. The telomere protects the chromosome from deterioration and plays a crucial role in cells replication. We all have telomeres and the longer your … [Read more...]