How can you prevent disease and extend your healthspan? Dr. Tom Stubbs of Chronomics shares how you can achieve this through epigenetics.
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Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- What is epigenetics
- Why people are becoming interested in epigenetics
- What they do at Chronomics
- How your environment and lifestyle affects your DNA
- The epigenetic indicators
- How epigenetics fits in with genetic testing
- The shift towards disease prevention and what the future looks like for Chronomics
- Whole-genome sequencing vs epigenetic testing
- Epigenetics is responsible for controlling your DNA. These control mechanisms are influenced by your environment and lifestyle.
- Epigenetic information is used to provide people with early warning signs for how different components of their environment and lifestyle are impacting their health today and their future likelihood for disease.
- Chromonics’ objective measures of health are influenced by a host of different environment and lifestyle factors that we can measure and provide people with information that they can then take to improve their health moving forward.
- What we see today around the world, with the rise of aging populations, is there’s a massive ballooning of chronic conditions such as type II diabetes and heart disease, and a huge proportion of the risk for those conditions is driven by the environment and lifestyle.
- With epigenetics, what you can do is provide people with access to an objective measure of health even before the first symptoms and signs of the diseases emerge to enable people to take action to avoid ill health.
- If you choose to go on a diet and you’re choosing to make changes for the long term to reduce your health risk, the epigenetic changes will align to that much more than they will with the fluctuations in yoyo dieting.
- Your biological age is not a measure of how old you are but how healthy you are. Epigenetics is the gold standard in biological age measurement and essentially provides you with an overall understanding of your age-related disease risk and what you can do globally to improve your health.
- Health is not just the absence of disease but the complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing of a person.
- Personalise your health and wellbeing with epigenetics.
“From a Chronomics perspective, the key driver behind the company is to improve health by making what previously people were unable to see at a molecular level to make it visible and actionable.”
“One of the really exciting things about epigenetics and epigenetic data is that yes, it’s capturing a snapshot in time, but it’s capturing the impact that your life choices and your environment [have] had over a prolonged window in your life.”
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Previous podcast with Chronomics: How To Understand The Effect Your Lifestyle Has On Your Genes With Cutting-Edge Science And Tech Start-Up Chronomics
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