I wrote a book encouraging people to increase their telomerase activity. So did a Nobel Prize winner. I recommend getting help with telomerase activators. She did not.
In a recent study of 4,598 retired people, an association was found between childhood trauma and shorter telomeres.
Children who are ‘acting out’ have shorter telomeres
In this 9-minute video, I explain the association between stress and my stem cell theory of aging and disease. The final common pathway seems to be inadequate restoration, primarily via poor quality sleep and therefore inadequate telomerase activity.
The research in this field is tended to reject the link between depression and shorter telomeres but in recent years, the studies have been mixed with a greater number of studies showing an association (like this Epel study from the NHNES study data that I recently blogged about) whereas other show no correlation like this New Zealand study.
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