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What is your true age?

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Find out more about what biological age is and why is it important.

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What is your true age?

  1. 1. WHAT IS YOUR TRUE AGE? BIOLOGICAL VS. CHRONOLOGICAL AGE Measuring life for the world
  2. 2. WHAT ARE TELOMERES? TELOMERES ARE PROTECTIVE CAPS AT THE END OF THE CHROMOSOMES WHICH PROTECT THEM FROM FUSIONS AND DEGREDATION ENSURING CELL VIABILITY. AS YOU GET OLDER,CELLS NATURALLY DIVIDE AND TELOMERES SHORTEN. CELLS STOP DUPLICATING WHEN TELOEMERES BECOME TOO SHORT. THEREFORE, TELOMERE LENGTH IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN EXCELLENT BIOMARKER FOR AGEING AND AGE­RELATED DISEASES.
  3. 3. WHATCANSHORTENYOURTELOMERES? LIFESTYLEHABITS ENVIRONMENTALFACTORS GENETICS
  4. 4. SHORT TELOMERES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH MANY AGE-RELATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS CARDIOVASCULAR AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, DIABETES, INFERTILITY, AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES. THEY HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY CANCERS AS WELL AS TO HIGH LEVELS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS.
  5. 5. WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR BIOLOGICAL AGE? IT IS AN INDICATOR OF OVERALL GENERAL HEALTH STATUS.  IT PERMITS US TO OBTAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LIFE­STYLE HABITS THAT IMPACT AGING AND AFFORDS US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE APPROPRIATE CHANGES AND BY PERIODIC RE­TESTING, MEASURE THE RESULT.  IT WILL ALLOW FOR MORE PERSONALIZED MEDICINE TREATMENT
  6. 6. LIFESTYLE HABITS THAT HELP SLOW TELOMERE ATTRITION A HEALTHY DIET AND PROPER NUTRITION EXERCISE REGULARLY MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT DON’T SMOKE CONSUME ALCOHOL IN MODERATION REDUCE OXIDATIVE STRESS CORRECT MICRONUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES TAKE VITAMINS AND NUTRACEUTICALS WHEN APPROPRIATE

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