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Find out...your real age with Telomere length test

What is Telomere? How does it work and affect the body?

Chromosomes are the genetic code (DNA) that determine the function of cells in the body. If the cells are not working properly, it may be caused by an abnormal genetic code. Telomeres are the ends of the chromosomes that protect the genes within the chromosome from being damaged or shortened. It also states how many times a cell can divide, in the other words, how long it will live. Telomere shortening indicates cell deterioration, aging and the likelihood of degenerative diseases affecting the quality of life. Nonetheless, this can be prevented by modifying our lifestyle habits.


Find out the cell age from your telomeres for proper health care planning

With today’s standard technology, telomere length can be examined from blood tests for the purpose of disease prevention. The in-depth examination at the cellular and chromosome levels will reveal the age of biological cells and the state of premature cellular or physical degeneration. It not only shows how appropriate our lifestyles are, but also provides useful information to the medical team in providing proper advice, personal care and prevention according to the cell age.  In fact, it aims to improve the quality of life to be free from diseases and deterioration, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and heart disease, osteoporosis, degenerative arthritis, inflammation, dementia, etc.


Quick check... your telomere destruction behavior
  • Eat improper food, such as foods that are too sweet, too oily, too spicy, and foods with trans fats
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Accumulated stress
  • Lack of exercise
  • Heavy smoking
  • Heavy alcohol consumption


Tips for helping our telomeres to lengthen 
  • Eat a healthy diet, especially those that contain vegetables and fiber. Eating a balanced diet will help our telomeres lengthen
  • Avoid fast food, processed foods, such as sausages, ham, sweet foods, salty foods, oily foods, and spicy foods
  • Exercise regularly, for example, running, swimming, cycling, etc., at least 30 minutes/time or 3-5 times/week
  • Get enough sleep at least 7 - 8 hours and go to bed before 10:00 p.m. because sleep allows the body to secrete hormones well
  • Adjust your mood and take care of your mind by trying to reduce stress and anxiety while allowing your mind to let go. Do meditation and pray
  • Eat enough foods or vitamins in the antioxidant group that the body needs


In conclusion, the easiest ways to maintain telomere length and prevent chronic diseases for a better quality of life and good health are adjusting our lifestyle habits and taking good care of our health.



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