Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2016 | No Comments

Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out. A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people’s telomeres.

Caffeine, Alcohol Have Opposite Effects on Telomeres

Caffeine, Alcohol Have Opposite Effects on Telomeres

Posted by: on Dec 5, 2013 | No Comments

Diet, and not only the environment and physiological changes, may have an influence on the length of telomeres, showing caffeine seems to shorten and alcohol seems to lengthen telomeres.

Shorter telomere length linked to catching a cold

Shorter telomere length linked to catching a cold

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2013 | No Comments

Test subjects with shorter immune cell telomeres faced an increased risk of catching a cold. It is the first time the DNA structures had been implicated in acute illnesses in healthy, relatively young people

Telome Health to launch saliva-based TeloTest

Telome Health to launch saliva-based TeloTest

Posted by: on Nov 29, 2012 | No Comments

Telome Health, Inc., developer of the TeloTest diagnostic test that measures average telomere length, has planned to launch saliva-based TeloTest in the first quarter of 2013.

Study finds link between telomere shortening and heart attack risk

Study finds link between telomere shortening and heart attack risk

Posted by: on Mar 28, 2012 | No Comments

A recent study has once again found a possible link between telomere shortening and an increased risk of disease.