Compressing the morbidity window - maximum longevity vs. healthspan | Elissa Epel

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

Long-lived people eventually develop age-related diseases – just later in life, a phenomenon referred to as “compression of morbidity.” The onset of these diseases is influenced by a variety of factors, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Although we often have little control over the genetic and environmental factors, lifestyle is an easy target for influencing how we age. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel describes how even small lifestyle changes can have an effect on telomere length and healthy aging to compress morbidity.

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