Telomeres are the caps on the end of our chromosomes that protect them, a bit like the plastic tip on a shoelace. Our DNA is located on our chromosomes which means that telomeres protect our genetic material.

Telomere length is a good predictor of longevity. For example in 2007, a study showed that in elderly twins, the twin with shorter telomeres is three times more likely to die first.

Having your telomeres tested will give you a measure of your biological age. Based on this Dr Roked can then see what lifestyle changes and supplements are needed, as well as what other testing that may be need.

The key areas that affect telomeres are: 

  • Lifestyle habits such as smoking and alcohol
  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Certain supplements have been shown to improve telomere length

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As seen on ITV’s The Tonight Show – Help! Stop Me Ageing!