Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Dr. Elissa Epel discuss how obesity affects genes in sperm DNA involved in metabolic health and cognitive function.
Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the pros and cons associated with taking dietary supplements to lengthen telomeres.
Dr. Elissa Epel discusses how cancer cells exploit the regenerative capacity of telomerase to perpetually divide, essentially becoming immortal.
Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the harmful effects of what she calls a "toxic lifestyle," one that includes the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Dr. Elissa Epel describes some of the studies that demonstrate the links between healthy lifestyle behaviors like exercise and discusses potential mechanisms.
Dr. Elissa Epel describes the "low hanging fruit" – small, healthy lifestyle behaviors – that can have positive effects on telomere length and lifespan.
Dr. Elissa Epel identifies some of the key differences in male and female biology and how they influence telomere length and aging.
Dr. Elissa Epel gives a brief overview of telomeres and the enzyme telomerase and explains how they impact health and lifespan.
Dr. Elissa Epel discusses the importance of having an optimal ratio of telomerase to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancer.
Dr. Elissa Epel explains how aging syndromes can be passed to offspring via epigenetic mechanisms.
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.
Dr. Elissa Epel describes the exposome – the totality of non-genetic exposures a person experiences during a lifetime – and explains how it affects telomeres.
Dr. Elissa Epel describes how toxic stress modulates telomere length.
Dr. Elissa Epel describes the beneficial effects of education on telomere length in the babies of low-income women.
Dr. Elissa Epel describes the non-linear effects of exercise on telomere length.