Telomeres – Cap It All Off with Diet Updated on October 25, 2019 By William Clement 85 Comments By William Clement 85 Comments houndjog October 1, 2014 Dr. Edward Group at GlobalhealingcenterDOTcom has a developed a natural product that can protect telomeres – it called DNA Force! Reply ThisSaturatedMind October 1, 2014 One of the best videos yet, at least a highly shareable one. Reply Konstantin Kesper October 1, 2014 Killer video! Reply Super Pierrot October 1, 2014 Thank you ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomere Reply Mathieu G October 1, 2014 It seems we have to be careful with telomeres length interpretation. It might be more a marker of aging (one of many) than a cause of aging, which is really different. Here's an explanation from a blog: http://lifeboat.com/blog/2013/06/lust-for-life "The Hayflick limit may represent an organism’s maximal lifespan, but what is it that actually kills us in the end? To test the Hayflick limit’s ability to predict our mortality we can take cell samples from young and old people and grow them in the lab. If the Hayflick limit is the culprit, a 60-year-old person’s cells should divide far fewer times than a 20-year-old’s cells. But this experiment fails time after time. The 60-year-old’s skin cells still divide approximately 50 times – just as many as the young person’s cells. But what about the telomeres: aren’t they the inbuilt biological clock? Well, it’s complicated. When cells are grown in a lab their telomeres do indeed shorten with every cell division and can be used to find the cell’s “expiry date”. Unfortunately, this does not seem to relate to actual health of the cells. It is true that as we get older our telomeres shorten, but only for certain cells and only during certain time. Most importantly, trusty lab mice have telomeres that are five times longer than ours but their lives are 40 times shorter. That is why the relationship between telomere length and lifespan is unclear. Apparently using the Hayflick limit and telomere length to judge maximum human lifespan is akin to understanding the demise of the Roman empire by studying the material properties of the Colosseum. Rome did not fall because the Colosseum degraded; quite the opposite in fact, the Colosseum degraded because the Roman Empire fell. Within the human body, most cells do not simply senesce. They are repaired, cleaned or replaced by stem cells. Your skin degrades as you age because your body cannot carry out its normal functions of repair and regeneration." Reply Timmy Sweets October 1, 2014 How do we still get the "You need meat!" argument, with science like this out there. It's mind blowing. Reply Piggy8282 October 1, 2014 Awesome! Reply cassioam October 1, 2014 Is that why every low-carber I know starts to look 10 years older when they reach their early 40s? Reply Randy Lantz October 1, 2014 These are amazing results. Maybe I still have hope. lol Reply peaceful___ October 1, 2014 your website and your channel really came from god! i´m so happy that i can watch your videos and finally know the truth… Reply Nero Wolfe October 1, 2014 "Starting a cocaine habit; contracting tuberculosis…" I smell a new diet fad! Mover over, you Crossfit-Paleo-tards! Ka-CHING!!! I'll be rich! Rich I tell's y'uh!!! Mwhahahahaha! Reply Betsy Cosmos October 1, 2014 Love having Nutrition Facts education available! Learning something helpful every single time. Thanks so much, Dr. G! Reply 1983SMOGGY October 1, 2014 is shea butter good to cook with if not anyone have any good suggestions please Reply Sigrid Meeresfischlein October 1, 2014 O M G thank you this is money in your pocket! Reply balderdashery G October 1, 2014 I would be completely lost trying to read all the science. It is great you do that for us and then break it down so even I can understand it. Thank you! Reply Dani October 2, 2014 You are what you eat. Reply AstralStorm October 5, 2014 So what's the estimated total extra years for a vegan diet? Anyone bothered to calculate that and then verify with epidemiology? Reply forisma October 5, 2014 Thank you! Reply Greg Balteff October 6, 2014 THE WHINY DOCTOR IS WRONG AGAIN …SATURATED FAT IS NOT JUST SATURATED FAT BUT COMBINES WITH OTHER TYPES OF FAT…this doctor does not realize that other factors effect telomeres ..SORRY RUN FROM THIS WHINY DOCTOR Reply 1too3fore October 11, 2014 I was a meat eater, had terrible health issues, went low fat vegan, lost a bunch of weight, felt great. Then I switched back! Gained 30 lbs and problems returned. Now am low fat vegan again, lost the 30 lbs in 4 months and am now walking 7+ miles per day, feel great again. Wish I never fell off the wagon! Reply Nathalie De Wit October 11, 2014 Saturated fat is good! look into book Grain brain! Reply Fruitarian Catwhisperer October 20, 2014 This was wonderful! Reply Stoudamire3 November 16, 2014 Interessante! Reply Erza Scarlet February 14, 2015 So not a lot of coconut? Reply GhettoGinny April 19, 2015 WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE. EVER HEAR OF IT? IT SAVES LIVES. IT SAVED MINE. You are a liberal vegan and it's sickening to see you spread this farce of information. Vegans die of heart attacks more then meat eaters do and THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT I am just an average ordinary man who does lots of homework. You really need to learn your facts before you go poisoning peoples brain with this libtard vegan bullshit.http://carbsyndrome.com/age-like-a-lobster-rather-than-sugar-guzzling-worm/ Reply Jack William Atkins April 21, 2015 rubbish Reply richard black May 26, 2015 A Nobel Price was given out to the scientists that discovered how human sex and growth hormones lengthen telomeres. The main building block of those hormones? cholesterol, and by cutting out the saturated fat foods you reduce your intake of it. This video is bull. Heart attacks and cancer are higher in the vegan population too. They are missing nutrients from animal products such as vit B12. Reply Peter Rabitt January 12, 2016 I've been biologically 23 years old for the last 13 years because of diet and exercise. My doctor says I have the insides of a 17 year old! I'M 36!!! Reply Oodle Richhy April 9, 2016 I eat after every 6 hrs a day not caring about fat or whatever except I almost always consume home-made food. My weight is stuck at 73 kg and BMI 22.53 an ideal for a height of 1.8m. Now I want to get ahead of the 40-45 lb weightlifting mark in the gym but strangely I can't as my weight remains stuck at 73 kg and does not increase denoting no increase in muscle mass. I know I need to take taurine. I'm trying red bull on alternate days. Hope it'll work but I'm skeptical about its risks. So should I continue drinking it? Reply Nisakldf Brown April 27, 2016 Just fuck me Reply Daniel Bilodeau April 30, 2016 Knocked it out of the park – again. Reply thebudkellyfiles May 31, 2016 Dr. Michael Gregor is the Mozart of human nutrition. Reply Steve Pastor June 5, 2016 Best health video ever! Reply Pleiadian June 19, 2016 Thank you very much Doctor. Reply Power Bound June 25, 2016 Hey exercise and weight lose did get a better result,then the base Reply Power Bound June 25, 2016 Well ok how much time does this exactly buy, because unless it at minimum buys me 100 years I'm not even going to consider giving up my meat, I always say it's more fun to live with no regrets a short life then a long life with regrets Reply The Scoop! July 12, 2016 What an annoying, fake voice. Sorry to be mean, but just be yourself. Get better acoustics for a more professional sound. Use foam, blankets, or some other acoustically absorbant material. Reply Tom Seward July 17, 2016 Be careful of this guy, he supports GMO ! Yikes Reply AFFANE Bachir July 26, 2016 The study includes 4 groups ! from where have you brought the 5th group ????????????!!! Reply Dennis Fink August 2, 2016 Excellent work as usual Dr. Greger! Reply Steve September 10, 2016 This guy is such a quack! Reply DronePilot Canadian September 10, 2016 I had no idea that this was affecting me in such a positive way I just wanted my energy levels to go up and get into shape so I changed my diet to 80 – 90 % plant based for that purpose . I thought I just had good genetics but it turns out there may be more to it . I have friends I haven't seen in a few years that say I look younger than when they last saw me and I didn't want to offend them but they seemed to age exponentially , I still said they looked great but that's just being proper . I looked back at pictures of myself and they look like future pics of myself, I'm not even kidding . It's got to be the food , I eat lots of broccoli every day cauliflower spinach all that good stuff and cut out the junk started drinking almond milk eating Greek yogurt and drinking green tea . I made a lot of other changes too but the list would be long . point is , I made a little change one step at a time and it did seem to have a profound effect on my esthetics and my general health . I accidentally stumbled onto something that actually works just by making better diet choices and I feel fulfilled not lacking in anything. This wasn't even my intention as I said I was just trying to get into shape and the diet changes came with that . This video just tells me I'm on the right track . thanks doc you rock ! Reply Karen Peace October 13, 2016 excellent information, thankyou : ) Reply Ilker pazarbaşı October 24, 2016 how can we conclude that % 28 more telomerase activity after 3 months is better than % 0.1 shorter telomeres after one year? Reply Ilker pazarbaşı October 31, 2016 Dean Ornish published his research in 2008 and Caitlin Mason published his research in 2013. As Dr. Greger said, when you put these two papers in front of you, it seems that diet is the major point. But we can't say this, because Ornish's article is about telomerase, Mason's article is about telomeres. Can we be sure that the diet is the point? And Ornish published another paper from the same study in 2013 (after 5 years) and yes, the telomeres lengthened! But it is 5 years! As a nutritionist, I wouldn't say the major point is diet… Reply salamander allender December 20, 2016 little to no change in telomere length over a year? could that be a good thing? also why compare change in length over a year to activity increase over 3 months? im all for a plant based diet, these facts seem like they could be intentionally confusing and biased? Reply Noe Berengena January 12, 2017 William Burroughs! He isn't dead after all. (Loved you in Laurie Anderson's "Sharkey's Night) Reply What The Heck TV February 14, 2017 can you do a study with ormuss,and monotonic gold Reply Fresh M3 February 21, 2017 I forgot because people haven't been eating foods like this forever….. and die just like everyone else lol. Gotta be careful with scaling graphs to manipulate results. I'm guessing there is a product placement somewhere in here. That is usually how this works. Reply michael jordan April 1, 2017 FRUITS AND VEGGIES Reply Robert Galletta April 16, 2017 WHAT WOULD COME FROM A STUDY OF EATING INSECTS AND GRUBS ? THEY ARE A PROTEIN. Reply Jara A April 26, 2017 Meat is poison our body, vegetarian diet is right way go forward ! Bruce Lee was vegan and all time extremely condition. Reply Bijan Fletcher May 15, 2017 lmao i just got done eating a SHIT ton of exactly what he said not to eat Reply VeganMarcella andMore July 13, 2017 i was Vegetarian for 23 yrs, then Vegan the past 6 yrs, I'm sedentary and Obese, my Birth age is 59 yrs old… my Telemere age is 41 yrs!!! haha, Dr Greger is Right, Vegan is the way baby! Reply johnspartan98 July 17, 2017 Bullshit. Take vitamins, grape seed extract, coQ10, B-complex, calcium/D3, N.O. supplements, creatine, whey protein and exercise (including weight resistance exercises).There is nothing wrong with eating a piece of dead animal carcass every day. Fish, chicken, turkey, and eggs, etc. are ok too. Go to bed each night and tell your telomeres to grow or else…..then watch them grow.(GRIN) Reply Rada 800 September 14, 2017 Uhm…cholesterol is good for you. Your brain is mostly made out of it. They have demonized fat for far too long. Some drs. Aren't even aware of it. 😑 No wonder there's a spike in neurodegenerative diseases. Reply rawstarmusic September 24, 2017 A vegetarian.. Now he claims progeria is caused by meat. Would be easy to cure them then would't it Mr genius. Reply U & I October 8, 2017 Mind blowing. Ths Reply Ignacio Freiberg October 19, 2017 “Starting a cocaine habit, getting tuberculosis” — lmao I always lose my shit with those comments. Reply avalon NewWay December 22, 2017 Vegan is only moral and right way eat Reply Closing the Loop December 26, 2017 I have a suspicion that eating whole food plant based gives you similar results that are being found in fast mimicking diets (FMD) because the food is calorically less dense while simultaneously, nutritionally more dense. Reply Catherine Zuppero January 5, 2018 Excellent, Doc! Love all your lectures and share them to my social media / F.B. Grateful for your service to mankind! Love to you, your family and your staff. Reply Andrea Amasio January 31, 2018 Hi Dr greger, can I add subtitle to this in Italian please? I would like to share it with my italian relatives… Reply IW Nunn March 24, 2018 No amount of scientific proof will convince my family. So close to giving up Reply Robert Stane June 19, 2018 When I observe vegan cultures like India, I see that they are very skinny and weak. But when I observe the dairy loving Scandinavian people they are strong and the longest living. I think this vegan presentation is bogus… Reply profd65 July 1, 2018 God bless that poor girl who lost her life to that disease. Reply Deborah Simon July 10, 2018 This video is pathetic and ridiculous. We need healthy fats… the best kind are from animal sources. In my own case, I was vegan for years. (And no, I wasn't doing it "wrong" and I wasn't cheating.) The result of my embracing a vegan diet and lifestyle was that I got sick and gained over thirty pounds, and developed serious health problems. I finally regained my health by adding in grass fed beef and raw dairy. I know I won't convince any vegans reading this, and I truly don't care… they're a babbling little cult, as stuck in their thinking as religious fundamentalists. (I should know… I used to be one.) I'm posting this because I want people reading these comments who suspect that the "vegan way" is disastrous, to know that they're right, and they're not alone. Reply Lar July 21, 2018 Thanks to Dr Greger, I am vegetarian with occasional wild salmon but I am making my way to the plant based lifestyle. So all you vegans please do not be so judgemental of us who need some time to get to a total plant based diet. Reply Kamala Specht August 31, 2018 EXCELLENT VID. Thanks doc for investing so much time and energy into researching all of this. You are a global treasure. Reply Nutriție Sportivă September 18, 2018 I am working on a diet that increases telomerase, Glutathion level and HGH.I am sure that the three combinded work way better. Reply EliasAlucard October 18, 2018 It's all about the telomeres 😉 And raw food veganism is the best pro-telomere diet. Just eat a lot of shelled hemp seeds, wild blueberries, some kale, tomato and garlic. Reply Achaeos Salisbury October 19, 2018 ======== I live & breathe life extension, diet & just being a science God. Don't fall for this vegan propaganda video. ======== The 2013 study was on ONLY fatass post menopausal women & didn't include a vegan group! The Ornish======== study was only 30 cancerous men. 20% weren't even used, supposedly insufficient PBMC's, Yeah right. ======== Vegans always assume it is because they dropped meat instead of the elimination of processed food. Reply Chrissy Chrissy October 20, 2018 But so… I eat a lot of veggies but also some meat. Like 3-6 ounces a day. Why do we have to go so extreme and be vegan just to get enough vegetables? Reply Zvezda LIVE October 28, 2018 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20431990 – saturated fatty acid metabolism is key link between cell division, cancer, and senescence in cellular and whole organism aging. Dr Greger: key in telomere lenght MAY BE avoiding saturated fat. ACTUAL ARTICLE – DOES NOT SHOW THAT SATURATED FAT IS CONNECTED WITH LOWER TELOMERE LENGH AT ALL. That is where Dr Greg is most famous about – sharing false information and only that one which fits his vegan propaganda. But people are blind and they will just follow it like sheeps Reply Raghu Seetharaman November 17, 2018 But meat has protein for good muhsil Reply Gregory Skaff November 20, 2018 I am a really big follower of you and I am really surprised that you did not include the University of Chicago research that Telomeres grow while in a fasting state. I would be very interested in your thoughts either supporting or debunking the study. Thank you. Reply heindlwest January 11, 2019 This may explain the "spiritual" glow of youth I couldn't quite explain when I went to a mainly plant based diet while exercising. The telomeres certainly would effect every bodily system (skin and ect). My general moods were so much better while eating plant based foods as 90% or more of my diet. I only used veganism as a cleansing period, followed by a 10% or less animal/oil/sweetened foods allowance. This was a very interesting and important time of my mid life, as it demonstrated to me the way eating choices cross-impact the bigger scope of one's health and even one's feeling of one' own life force. Reply Kodosuro January 11, 2019 1:11 Chromosones? Not telomeres? Reply Derpy Wolfie January 15, 2019 Another vegan trolls propaganda. I manly ate plants, got overweight, got autoimmune decease, arthritis, muscle pain, bloating, had no energy- was falling apart. Went carnivore : lost weight, my arthritis gone, my autoimmune decease went into recession, no more bloating, no more farts, my energy back like in childhood, riding bicycle 20 km every second day, no more muscle pain!!! Reply DarkMatters March 23, 2019 Michael, your video's, commitment to educating people about food and it's relation to disease etc., has changed my life and the lives of numerous, previously (through no fault of their own) ignorant individuals. You are a truly altruistic person and whenever I can I try to spread the word. Thank you so much for your continued efforts to help educate and, who knows, one day we may be able to reverse the damage we've done to our bodies and the planet through eating trash, junk food. Epic – food revolution has well and truly taken off, thanks to you and like-minded heroes. Reply RILEY (SlotDog) PLAYS SLOTS (He's a dog) March 31, 2019 This is all bs. Genetics 100% control life span. Plants are poison. Covered in roundup . Just eat whatever live to 60 or 70 and then you die. Reply HLS llc April 13, 2019 Sarcasm + bad words + mockery of other doctors Reply Ahmad Hadder September 23, 2019 Advice: Do more veggies than fruits Reply winterhell September 24, 2019 What about olive oil? Is that bad too? Reply rayj88ify October 21, 2019 To make it simple, amino acid and glucose are the culprits. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.