In a society that practices blatant ageism for mate and job selection, there are compelling reasons why a person would self-identify as younger.
I received an email asking about this exciting breakthrough in understanding aging that could help us reverse it. It turns out it is none of the above. Good old Time magazine- sell the sizzle, swap the meat.
I did a mini-editorial about a TIME magazine article quoting Blackburn, the Nobel Prize-winner for the discover of telomerase. It generated some interesting comments which went a lot farther than I did.
All in all, the article presents a strong case for telomere erosion and telomerase activity to be causally related to aging. But it offers blanket and unfounded condemnation of telomerase activation through supplements in the interests of some unknown author agenda and prejudice.