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EP 834 Boost Your DNA to Live Longer

Summary: The secret to living a longer, healthier life may be written in your DNA.
Air Date: 4/18/17
Duration: 18:34
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Elissa Epel, PhD
Elissa-EpelDr. Elissa Epel, PhD, is a leading health psychologist who studies stress, aging, and obesity. She is the director of UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center and is associate director of the Center for Health and Community. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on scientific advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, and the Mind and Life Institute.

Dr. Epel has received awards from Stanford University, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association. Elissa Epel's Aging, Metabolism, Emotions Center website has research publications on telomeres, and assessments you can take on your stress sensitivity style.
EP 834 Boost Your DNA to Live Longer
The secret to living a longer, healthier life may be written in your DNA.

In her book The Telemore Effect, Dr. Elissa Epel, along with co-author Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, explains how small protein chains in your DNA called telomeres can affect your health.

The longer your telomeres, the longer you'll probably live.

But, if your telomeres are short, it may be time to make some simple tweaks to boost your health at the cellular level.

Dr. Epel discusses with Dr. Roizen how you can lengthen your telomeres through the right diet, the right amount of sleep and the right kinds of exercise.

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