How telomere length varies at birth and may impact longevity and healthspan | Elissa Epel
The longevity-conferring effects of genetics, environment, and lifestyle appear to manifest early. For example, if a man has long sperm telomeres, his children will have long telomeres at birth. In addition, a father's age at conception influences sperm telomere length and subsequently the telomere length of his children. New research will focus on determining whether telomere length at birth predicts both lifespan and healthspan. In this clip, Dr. Elissa Epel describes the effects of longer sperm telomere length on subsequent generations.
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