Shorter telomeres in kids with ADHD

Ed Park, MD #MondayMusings, cancer, dr ed park, News, research Leave a Comment

Just a brief note about an article (one of thousands) linking shorter telomeres to bad stuff.

This study showed that child and maternal telomeres were shorter in when the child exhibited ADHD but that there was no relation to paternal telomere length.

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http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150928/ADHD-children-and-their-mothers-more-likely-to-have-shorter-telomeres-say-Brazilian-scientists.aspx


Perhaps studying telomeres will be the next big money maker for fundraisers, researchers and drug developers, like cancer has been. The D’or institute reminds us of the search for El Dorado, or the City of Gold, that propelled the conquistadors.  It is an ironic truism that the greatest tragedy that could befall any professional seeker of gold, miracle cures, or truth, would be to find it!

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(Saint Paul’s non-canonical encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus from Martin Scorcese’s The Last Temptation of Christ)

I suppose its a very good thing there isn’t any FDA-approved method to increase telomerase activity, otherwise the telomere business might cannibalize the cancer business.

Here is the PubMed citation from Dde et al in Fronteirs of Medical Science (2015, Jul 10th)


On an eqully cynical note, the greatest blessing of telomerase activators, if they were to increase longevity, would be to life insurance companies!  Just send a bottle of telomerase activators to life insurance subscribers and never report it to the actuaries.  Higher premiums – paid for longer.  It’s a match made in insurance heaven as long as regulators don’t find out about it.

Ed Park, MD

Ed Park, MD

I graduated from Harvard with honors in Biological Anthropology prior to earning my Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.In 2007, I became the nineteenth patient to sign up for the use of a herbally-extracted telomerase activator.
The results were so positive that I founded Recharge Biomedical Clinic in 2008 and have since become the leading medical expert in this exciting new field of regenerative medicine.
I won The Houston Film Festival Award for my screenplay about Hypatia of Alexandria.
In 2013, I wrote and published "Telomere Timebombs; Defusing the Terror of Aging"
My websites are:
http://www.rechargebiomedical.com
http://www.telomeretimebombs.com
Ed Park, MD

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