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E91: How Everyday Habits Affect Telomeres and Cellular Aging: Elissa Epel
5 days ago
Elissa Epel, today’s guest, is an expert in the field of telomeres. She co-wrote the The Telomere Effect with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering telomerase. Elissa, an associate professor at UCSF, explains in this conversation how certain behaviors and experiences can impact telomere length. She talks about stress, for example, which affects telomeres differently depending on the kind of stress. She also offers insight into how to protect yourself from premature cellular aging through mindset and lifestyle choices. Find Out More About Elissa Here: Elissa Epel at UCSF@Dr_Epel on TwitterElissa.Epel@ucsf.eduwww.telomereeffect.com In This Episode: [01:51] - Elissa speaks about why we should care about telomeres, and what we need to know about them. She reveals that much of our aging is about our lifestyle. [03:35] - Stephan recaps what telomeres are. Elissa then expands on what he has been saying and offers some insight into how short, worn-out telomeres lead to aging issues. Short telomeres can actually impact young people as well, she reveals. [05;40] - There’s a commercially available test you can take to find out the length of your telomeres (if that’s something you want to know). Elissa explains that in certain cases, people are unhappy to discover their results. [08:42] - How can we get tested? Elissa lists some testing companies (including Life Length, Telomere Diagnostics, and