How poor diet, environmental stress and chemical exposure affect telomeres | Elissa Epel
An alarming number of environmental exposures affect telomere length and lifespan. The aggregate of these exposures is referred to as the "exposome" – the totality of non-genetic exposures that a person experiences during a lifetime – and includes nutritional, environmental, microbial, financial, and emotional factors. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel explains that assessing and quantifying the exposome presents challenges, but telomere length may provide a suitable proxy for investigating it.
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