Jun 23, 2019

Having longer telomeres is associated with better health and longer lifespan. Some research suggests that dietary supplements might offer a means to lengthen telomeres. Candidates include vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and TA-65, a product that purportedly contains extracts of astragalus membranaceus, a plant-based compound that demonstrates anti-aging effects. Other research suggests that nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management may lengthen telomeres. Identifying the mechanisms that drive these correlations has proven challenging, but a few candidates stand out, including immune function and metabolic health. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel discusses potential concerns about supplementation and describes some of the studies that demonstrate the links between healthy lifestyle behaviors.

This clip was taken from the FoundMyFitness interview with Dr. Elissa Epel found at https://youtu.be/k-b7dqwZL0o

Original episode published on June 10, 2019
#Telomeres #Cancer #Aging