A study out of Princeton looking at 1,567 9-yo children found that for each hour less than the recommended 9-11 hours of sleep, they averaged 1.5% shorter telomeres.
When we discuss the risk of telomere length to cancer risk, there are many studies but the conclusions we reach are limited by our simplistic assumptions.
In this 62-minute, we have a cheerful and accessible discussion that nonetheless goes quite deeply into my Telomere/Stem Cell Theory of Aging- right down a breakdown of Koch’s Postulates (the foundation of establishing disease causation versus correlation), the nature of stem cells, and how to naturally live longer and healthier
“flow-FISH was more accurate, reproducible, sensitive, and specific in the measurement of human leukocyte’s telomere length in comparison to qPCR”
Instead of being thrown off the the trail by the differences, we should find the commonalities. Both models of aging- oxidative damage and telomere shortening cause chromosome disruption and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell damage and depletion.