The reason that there is a link between telomeres and all diseases is both causative in the local organs and coincidental in your white blood cells.
In the case of aging, I believe a problem emerges from human ego and pet theories that are pushed to the exclusion of other complimentary parts of a multifactorial model
Researchers publishing in this week’s Nature show that telomere dysfunction triggers autophagy, which is also associated with intermitted fasting
My stem cell/telomere theory of aging and disease is a necessary and sufficient explanation for nearly every disease you can imagine
Cancer is common, fragile, curable by cell suicide or immune surveillance, and most associated with aging.