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Gordo, January 30, 2019 in General Health and Longevity
It's more Greger nonsense.
I was at CRONA, where telomere's of CR restricting subjects had their telomeres tested. As Michael Rae had predicted, our telomeres were not longer than controls.
Also, I recall studies that showed that meditation does not lengthen telomeres.
He never mentioned in the video that CR lead to telomere preservation. One of the studies related to meditation that was mentioned was:
But here's a more recent related publication (not cited in the video):
There is a lot of hype on this topic. The Nobel Laureate who discovered telomerase was one of the principle presenters at CRONA. She was involved in many studies to explore what benefits there may be in various healthy procedures and extended telomere length. Two of the many that didn't pan out were CR and meditation.
There are many theories of what's really significant in aging: telomere length, mitochondrial theory of aging, ROS, etc. My take: All of these and more. IMO, telomere length is not one of the most important ones. In fact, it isn't even well-defined: in a given animal (or human), different tissues show different rates of thinning of the telomeres.
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I do recall a study of severe stress and telomere shortening as measured. These were mothers who had children that were sick.Terrible thing for a mother to endure that and yes their telomeres were shortened by that experience.
That suggests at least that mindfulness based stress reduction could help.
I'm happy to say that I will be attending a
22 hours ago, mikeccolella said:
mindfulness based stress reduction
mindfulness based stress reduction
series at the University of Rochester, starting next Tuesday evening. It will run every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30PM, for six weeks.
I've attended this before. I love it.
Hope it goes well for you Saul!
I've attended it before -- I love it.
Actually, I learned from it -- I've learned how to "live in the moment", and to attempt to take joy in every moment and stimulus (including cold showers 🙂).
And I sometimes meditate --- although I don't have a regular meditation schedule. (I'm do daily aerobic exercise -- but one can be in a meditative state while exercising.)
The mbsr program also involves some yoga -- I'm happy to get back to that. (Later next week, I might visit the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, my favorite vacation place during Spring Break. I love doing yoga -- and enjoying the CR friendly food served at their daily buffets -- while there. (It's in the Berkshires, about 4 hours drive East of Rochester, NY in western MA.)
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