Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material. Every time a cell replicates its telomere will become shorter. Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell.
Telomere testing reveals a window in to your cellular age and helps us identify how you will lose weight. Shorter telomeres have been associated with metabolic abnormalities, obesity and several degenerative diseases including cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease. Why? Because shorter telomeres are highly susceptible to oxidative stress, all of which enhance cellular aging.
Minimizing your risk factors includes:
· Reducing oxidative stress
· Correcting micronutrient deficiencies, especially vitamin D
· Changing sedentary lifestyle by increasing physical activity
· Correcting insulin resistance