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Metabolic diseases diet, nutrition, & obesity

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Telomere analysis can be used to detect
individuals at risk of developing metabolic
diseases, particularly at a younger age,
such as Type 2 Diabetes

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Metabolic diseases diet, nutrition, & obesity

  1. 1. METABOLIC DISEASES, DIET, NUTRITION & OBESITY
  2. 2. Telomere analysis can be used to detect individuals at risk of developing metabolic diseases, particularly at a younger age, such as Type 2 Diabetes Recent studies demonstrate that short telomere length is associated with future development of Type 2 Diabetes independently of the known risk factors These studies show that individuals in the lowest quartile of leucocyte telomere length had twice the risk of developing diabetes than those with longer telomeres TAT AS A BIOMARKER TO DETECT RISK OF CERTAIN METABOLIC DISEASES
  3. 3. INCREASING ABDOMINAL ADIPOSITY IS ACCOMPANIED BY ACCELERATED TELOMERE ATTRITION A HEALTHY DIET POSITIVE CONTRIBUTES TO TELOMERE LENGTH, INCLUDING:  VEGETABLES LEGUMES FRUITS HIGH RATIO OF MONOUNSATURATED FAT/SATURATED FAT A HEALTHY ALSO DIET IMPROVES HEALTH­SPAN TELOMERE MEASUREMENT CAN BE USED TO MONITOR THE BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

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