TELOMERES AND COVID-19

31 July 2020 4 Comments

Recently, we have seen more news from scientific media linking telomere length with good lifestyles choices and, therefore with improving our natural response to the COVID-19 disease.

Having a strong immune system grants you an advantage in facing any disease; and COVID-19 is not an exception.

As telomere shortening causes cellular aging, a slower rate of telomere attrition is an indication of slower cellular aging. This also affects the cells of the immune system.

Knowing your biological age and improving your health with lifestyle choices, become essential factors when facing this pandemic.

And we are not the only ones highlighting this. Various studies such as the one carried out by Simões et al. in leukocyte telomeres of people with high physical performance and athletes, have concluded that “The higher physical fitness, better health, lower inflammation, better redox balance, and the longer leukocyte telomere length of master athletes indicates they are not only biologically younger then their calendar age suggests, but are also expected to have a better ability to successfully face a COVID-19 disease than their frail sedentary age-matched peers.

Aviv meanwhile, indicates that people with shorter telomeres in their leukocytes have a higher risk of dying from COVID-19 than the ones with longer telomeres.

We have already spoken on several occasions about different effective methods (e.g. exercise, supplements, managing stress, intermittent fasting,…) which we can use to take care of ourselves and be more prepared against any disease, as well as keeping our telomeres healthy.

Today, and given the strange situation in which we find ourselves, we recommend taking special care of our health and our loved ones.

Life Length, in addition to performing the most complete telomere measurement on the market, now offers a COVID-19 detection service through PCR, rapid antigens tests, ELISA and rapid antobodies tests.

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4 Comments

  • Jeff Naparstek says:

    Hi,

    I’m located in Western North Carolina [US] and would like to participate in a telomere study. I’m seventy years old and am in good health [except for some arthritis].

    Is there a study available?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Stay safe!

    Jeff Naparstek

    • Life Length says:

      Dear Mr. Jeff,

      Thank you very much for your interest in Life Length. Please, for further information in our telomere test, send us an email to info@lifelength.com.

      Kindest regards,

      Laboratories Life Length.

  • Kees (C) van Woudenberg says:

    Dear ladies and gentlemen, I want to start using iHeRQles next mont and want to know how my telomers are doing after the use for 4 months, than I want to test my telomeres again.
    Cn you help me how to proceed. I live in the Netherlands but here they justdont know how to handlethis case.
    Can you tell me howto behave. Do you sent me a document so I can ask the lab in my hospital to pull blood and thequantity which must besent to Madrid
    My detail
    C van Woudenberg
    Kerkstraat 13
    6021CH Budel the Netherlands

    • Life Length says:

      Dear Mr. van Woudenberg,

      Thanks for your interest in our service.

      If you want to measure your telomeres with us, please, send an email to info@lifelength.com and we will be glad to help you.

      Kind regards,

      Life Length Laboratories.

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