Delaying fatherhood may offer survival advantages, say scientists who have found children with older fathers and grandfathers appear to be “genetically programmed” to live longer.
UnitedHealthcare has recently published a new report, entitled the “100@100 Survey,” which questions a group of centenarians on their daily lifestyles, and assesses what type of life habits are needed to live to 100.
In a Thursday press release Life Length, a leading Spain-based biotechnology company specializing in the field of telomeres research technology, announced an agreement with Age Diagnostics Laboratories, Inc (“ADL”) to offer telomere testing nationwide in the US to both doctors and patients. This partnership will provide a location in the US where blood and tissue samples will be collected before being relayed to Life Length’s location in Europe for analysis.
Telomere shortening is a marker for cellular aging and is linked to our susceptibility to chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. Historically there have been two defining questions in telomeres studies: is there a connection between telomere lengths and our vulnerability to health risks associated with the aging process? Also, can people revise their lifestyles to lengthen their telomeres, and therefore increase their chances of staying healthy?