How poor diet, environmental stress and chemical exposure affect telomeres | Elissa Epel

Parent Episode: Dr. Elissa Epel on Telomeres and the Role of Stress Biology in Cellular Aging

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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