Telomere length as a predictor of lifespan

Discussion of the 2009 Noble Prize in Medicine, focusing on substances that reduce telomere shortening by activating the human telomerase enzyme

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Telomere length as a predictor of lifespan

Post Number:#1  Post by ofonorow » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:07 am

As it turns out, as found by Heidinger et al. in the study Telomere Length in Early Life Predicts Lifespan, Zebra Finches whose telomeres were twice as long at nesting age on average lived 50% longer lives. Telomere length was thus shown to be a strong predictor of lifespan, with a P value of < 0.001, indicating a very strong likelihood for correlation.
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