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Foods That Boost Telomeres Telomerase
Hi, I am searching for lenghting the telomeres. I saw in internet supplements that have telomerase enzyme. "telezyme" and "telomerance"can I benefit?
Not yet proven: I researched these products & am not at all impressed with telezyme. Telomerance has more impressive hype but they provide zero objective evidence that it's effective & that's a lot of money to pay for a product without evidence. Science suggests the best way to lengthen telomeres may be astragalus extracts, which are affordable & have other proven benefits. See http://growyounger. Us/tag/astragalus/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Telomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes/DNA.
They shorten with each cell division and that is the process of aging.
Telomerase is protein that prevents this shortening
There are supplements and lifestyle measures that can halt or reverse this process.
I will be giving a talk on antiaging on Spotlite radio in the next few weeks on antiaging that will dicsuss this topic in detail. ...Read more
Telomeres: The question is how to activate telomerase which is the enzyme that adds to the length of telomeres - the protective "caps" on the end of your chromosomes. Healthy living (diet, exercise, meditation) has been shown to decrease the rate of telomere shortening, but it is unclear whether it activates telomerase or that is something you want. This is one of many theories of aging. ...Read more
No: The telomeres shorten with age and succesive cell divisions (and chromosomes replications). They do not cause aging per se in us. Rather they shorten as we age. However, some people have inherited longer telomeres so they last longer before they grow too short to survive cell division. ...Read more
Kill chromosomes: The telomeres are the material that protect the end of the chromosomes that contain the dna-genetic material. They shorten with age and when they become too short, the chromosome does not survive. They are what protect the genetic information so it can be transmitted from one cell to the next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read this in wikipedia: "when a cell s telomeres shorten to critical lengths, the cell senesces" is that how we age?
One theory: This one biomarker of aging. Other theories include oxidative stress, and other environmental stressors, genetics, etc. Nature (genetic longevity) and nurture (environmental, how we treat ourselves, medical care) all contribute to the longevity of the human race. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do allergies shorten lifespan by shorten the length of telomeres? And could it increase the risk of getting cancer?
No and no: When some (not all) of our cells divide, the telomeres shorten. However, it is as foolish to attribute the natural aging process to this as it is to free radical damage. The cells that bear the brunt of aging (neurons connective tissue fibroblasts) don't divide much during life. You're 20 years old. If you've been told you're "allergic to everything", get a 2nd opinion. Life's hard as is. ...Read more
Read that people who have lots of moles have a higher risk of cancer in general due to their cells telomeres& now I'm worried. Is this proven?
Individualize: Everyone is different. All must avoid to much sun exposure everyone must check their skin regularly. Having a mole does not mean it will change to cancer. There are many factors involved like ethnicity, climate or the environment, genetic make up and the any insults to the skin. ...Read more
Extending healthspan & lifespan via telomerase via ta-65 / astraglus. What do you think? Is this a breakthrough or a scam?
Scam: I actually was offered a chance to make money when the telomerase scam came up, the originator knowing perfectly well it was crooked -- then he turned on me when I went public. It was not pleasant, but I did right by the public. We're already met, you seem smart, and I'm glad you see through this bunk. ...Read more
Likely good sized.: This helps to immortalize cell lines, and telomerase activity has been observed in roughly 90% of tumors, so it is likely to increase the risk of cancer considerably, also since this makes mutation of chromosomes much more possible. This also upregulates the role of 70 genes responsible for tumor growth and spread throughout the body, and the activation of glycolysis, so the cells can use sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low Glycemic Index: Great question! While there are no magic foods, normal weight and a healthy, low glycemic index diet are associated with higher fertility, while excess weight and an unhealthy high glycemic index diet are associated with higher rates of infertility. For a helpful reference check out the fertility diet, an easy to read book by harvard researchers dr chavarro and dr willett. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamins: Vitamins are like co-enzymes...They only help you to use the food you take in...They are not food...They are not medicine. (except for the treatment of of the deficiency syndrome of that vitamin...Very rare)....If you want to boost your metabolism, boost your activity level...There is no magic pill! Sorry.. ...Read more
By feeding them: Sadly, there are many children in our country whose parents cannot feed them, and for some of those kids, the only meals they really get in a week are the meals and snacks they get at school. Our schools provide a much needed safety net for these kids. Without the food provided there, the kids would be in much worse shape than they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer