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October 24, 2011

Anti Aging News: There’s a Test That Can Tell You If You Are Aging Too Fast

Anti Aging News: Aging Lab Test
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With the technological headway, there is now a way to tell if you are aging faster than you are supposed to at your age. The length of your telomere reveals aging in your body. Telomeres are the caps on the ends of chromosomes that preserve our DNA and our keep cells thriving. They shorten as cells divide, making them an indicator for biological aging. With a simple blood test that has recently been made available to the public, you can now have your telomeres measured and have an idea of the rate that you are growing old. Would you be willing to spend some money to get this anti aging news?

What To Do With This Anti Aging News?

Contrary to reports claiming that the test can tell how long a person has left to live, it does not really tell you that you have this number of years that you can live. Instead, the test just shows how fast your cells are aging as well as gives an overall picture of your health. Should you find out that your aging is accelerated, you can modify your lifestyle to help put on the breaks to it. This includes eating the right diet, exercising and reducing stress. Of course, genetics is another factor to aging, but you cannot do anything about it.

Is This Test Really Necessary?

Long before this test has been made available, people have already been finding ways to derail aging, trying to eat the right kinds of food, such as those rich in antioxidants, taking nutritional supplements, exercising and relaxing. If you have been doing these measures already, going through such a test may no longer be that relevant, not to mention that the test could cost you a considerable sum of money. Some scientists do not even see any true value in this test.

Can You Handle This Anti Aging News?

Knowing how long you have to live life may have different effects to people. Some people may take it positively and take measures to slow down aging, or do something more meaningful in their lives knowing that they do not have that long to live. However, there may also be people who cannot handle such information and the knowledge may just gnaw at them, further expediting the aging process.

See related article, “Telomere Length and Life Expectancy“.

Test or no test, everyone should strive to live a healthy lifestyle and not just wait for anti aging news from a lab test to tell you to live well.

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Dr. Joe Jacko


Dr. Joe is board certified in internal medicine and sports medicine with additional training in hormone replacement therapy and regenerative medicine. He has trained or practiced at leading institutions including the Hughston Clinic, Cooper Clinic, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, and Cenegenics. He currently practices in Columbus, Ohio. Read more about Dr. Joe Jacko

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