I was sitting in my golf club after my last round (I resigned membership this week) and ironically, a commercial for TeloYears, the $89 telomere test came up on the giant screen between sporting events.
I would guess that his telomere length would have been LONGER three years ago because there would have been many stem cells in crisis with lengthening but damaged chromosomes. But I believe his percentage of critically-shortened telomeres would have been higher (typically in the teens)
They concluded that for whites, poverty was associated with big differences in telemeres versus the wealthier whites. For blacks, there was no effect of poverty upon telomeres, and for Mexicans, poverty was associated with longer telomeres
“To our knowledge, this study is the first that focused on the analysis of rTL [relative telomere length] in a variety of human tissues.”