How fast are you aging?
Telomeres are areas of DNA at the end of every chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Each time a cell replicates, the telomere shortens. Therefore, the shorter the cell’s telomere, the shorter the lifespan of that cell. By measuring the length of your telomeres, we can assess your biological age in relation to your chronological age.
Calculating your telomere testing score is based on patient’s white blood cells and telomere length. These are compared to our population in the same range of age to determine overall score. Higher scores represent more youthful cells and ideal scores will fall higher than the average population.
Telomere length and aging are affected by stress, weight, lack of exercise, metabolic abnormalities, hormonal deficiency, and an inflammatory diet of refined carbohydrates, fast food, trans and saturated fats, and processed food. By reducing stress, improving nutrition and supplementation, bioidentical hormone replacement, and managing weight the rate of telomere loss will decrease.
Experience the benefits of telomere testing at Third Space Medical. Request your FREE consultation online today, or call 201.639.0451 in Ridgewood to schedule your appointment.