Episodes

Obesity affects genes in sperm DNA involved in metabolism and brain | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Elissa Epel discuss how obesity affects genes in sperm DNA involved in metabolic health and cognitive function.

Supplements that lengthen telomeres | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the pros and cons associated with taking dietary supplements to lengthen telomeres.

Telomerase repairs telomeres and prevents senescence, but is hijacked by 80 to 90% of cancers

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel discusses how cancer cells exploit the regenerative capacity of telomerase to perpetually divide, essentially becoming immortal.

Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with older biological age | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the harmful effects of what she calls a "toxic lifestyle," one that includes the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

Aerobic exercise lengthens telomeres and buffers against losses caused by stress | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes some of the studies that demonstrate the links between healthy lifestyle behaviors like exercise and discusses potential mechanisms.

Small positive lifestyle changes made in midlife predict longevity | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes the "low hanging fruit" – small, healthy lifestyle behaviors – that can have positive effects on telomere length and lifespan.

What makes women live longer? | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel identifies some of the key differences in male and female biology and how they influence telomere length and aging.

Telomeres explained: role in genomic stability, stem cells, replicative senescence | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel gives a brief overview of telomeres and the enzyme telomerase and explains how they impact health and lifespan.

Telomere paradox: cancer risk vs. delayed senescence | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the importance of having an optimal ratio of telomerase to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancer.

Shorter telomeres can be transmitted epigenetically to offspring | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel explains how aging syndromes can be passed to offspring via epigenetic mechanisms.

Telomeres: controlling aging or just a biomarker? | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes how Mendelian randomization techniques provide insights into the dual nature of telomeres, as both a cause and a sign of aging.

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

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes the exposome – the totality of non-genetic exposures a person experiences during a lifetime – and explains how it affects telomeres.

How different types of stress affect telomere length and aging | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes how toxic stress modulates telomere length.

The strong correlation of education with telomere health | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes the beneficial effects of education on telomere length in the babies of low-income women.

Is the relationship between exercise and telomere length dose-dependent? | Elissa Epel

Posted on June 25th 2019 (over 2 years)

Dr. Elissa Epel describes the non-linear effects of exercise on telomere length.

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