So what we believe from this new study is that telomere that are too short are bad, telomeres that are too long are trimmed, and that telomeres that are just right are best.
I assumed that the stem cells throughout your body were all getting damaged at the same rate and that was causing the synchronization of different diseases.
Imagine you bought a sports car that cost millions and then decided to never change the oil, never take it in for service, but rather accept that all cars break down at about 70,000 miles and there is nothing you can do about it.
Telomere crisis results when the protective caps at the end of chromosomes, known as telomeres, become shortened as a result of cell divisions. With less DNA present in telomeres, it becomes harder to prevent separate chromosomes from attaching to each other. If those abnormal cells survive and continue to divide, they can give rise to cancer.
As shown in the graphic, the ability to retrieve eggs is not that uncommon, even in the over 44 population, but the rates of pregnancy are just 5% and live birth only 2%, explaining why the practice is generally frowned upon in this cohort.