Previously in this blog, I summarized some of the clinical findings on the association between chronic stress and telomere length as well as the research into the impact of stress mitigation techniques. However a growing body of literature is beginning to look at how our telomere length is impacted by things that happen before… Read More


So you’re stressed. You are not alone – the American Psychological Association’s 2015 Stress in America Survey reports that 78% of American adults reported having experienced at least one symptom of stress last year. As we reviewed in my last blog post, there is a considerable body of research that associates chronic stress exposure with… Read More


It’s that time of the year when we look back over the past 12 months and make New Year’s resolutions about self- improvement and healthy living. Its review of noteworthy scientific studies published in 2016 finds the role of TELOMERES, the dynamic, protective caps at the ends our DNA strands that tend to shorten and fray with age, at the top of the list.

To those who are deciding whether to measure their own telomere length as a worthwhile way to help set a baseline for improving their lifestyle in the New Year, TeloYears offers the following round-up of the latest clinical studies published by highly renowned and trusted organizations who already know that it is. These publications from credible institutions not only add to the scientific basis for measuring telomere length, but also provide interesting evidence on the interplay between telomere length and one’s genetics, lifestyle, environment, stress and wellness.… Read More


Jue Lin, PhD

Being stressed out seems to have become the normal condition of our modern lives. Work, school, parenting, caregiving, traffic, finances, the 24-hour news cycle, loneliness, loss of community, family pressures, health concerns—the list is long. In fact according to the National Institute of Mental Health, Americans are one of the most anxious nations in the… Read More


TeloYears Infograhpic

Need a quick graphical overview of the TeloYears test? Our handy new infographic explains what telomeres are and how telomere length is associated with cellular aging. Find out what causes telomeres to shorten and what lifestyle improvements have been shown to be positively associated with telomere length. Feel free to download it or share it with… Read More


DNA and Risk for Disease

Please check out this new interview with my colleague Dr. John Carlquist, a genetics researcher from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute here in Salt Lake City, Utah. He does a great job describing what telomeres are and how their length may associate with age related disease, the value of knowing one’s telomere length and… Read More