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About short telomeres

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by briped, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of them before, but I thought that this might be of interest to some of you. Found on twitter. Shared by Dr. Aseem Malhotra.

    "Elissa Epel
    @Dr_Epel


    Short #telomeres predict #insulin resistance over time. This is not about #obesity! This is part of the growing story about importance of telomere length at birth! Verlhust 2016
    @TelomereEffect"
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Dolly the sheep had short telomeres.
     
  3. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    So yeah, doomed at birth. :)
     
  4. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Or even before ... I wish they showed up somewhere obvious, like on your forehead, so that one could have a short telomerectomy :sorry:
     
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    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Eh? Was she the cloned sheep?
     
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  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I guess we are all born with genes that make us more or less susceptible to something or other. But then again they say it's how we express those genes that determines the outcome. Some say that even autoimmune diabetes may be driven by dietary factors aggravating genetic predispositions. Nevertheless all research of this kind is incredibly valuable.
     
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  7. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Yes that was her. They thought the cloning process somehow shortened them and aided in reducing lifespan.
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting article, @briped. Had never heard about this relationship between telomere length and insulin resistance. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    So you mean... We're all clones?
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Am I about to get a lot of junk emails offering ways to increase the length of my telomeres?
     
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