47 min

Dr. Elissa Epel: The Telomere Effect The Empowering Neurologist Podcast

    • Medicine

How well we age is actually something we can control. We are learning that there are correlations between aging, in other words how long we remain healthy versus suffering from some chronic disease, and the length of the ends of our DNA called telomeres. Dr. Elissa Epel, co-author of The Telomere Effect with Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, joins us today. Dr. Epel is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at University of California, San Francisco.

How well we age is actually something we can control. We are learning that there are correlations between aging, in other words how long we remain healthy versus suffering from some chronic disease, and the length of the ends of our DNA called telomeres. Dr. Elissa Epel, co-author of The Telomere Effect with Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn, joins us today. Dr. Epel is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at University of California, San Francisco.

47 min