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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Updates for October 2013

Oct 31, 2013. In Biochemical PSA Recurrence we added: Ornish Lifestyle Study. A pilot study published in the Lancet of prostate cancer patients conducted in the lab of Nobel laureate Elizabeth H. Blackburn, by Dean Ornish and others at UCSF found that life style changes were associated with increase telomere length (a measure of aging - longer is more favorable). Article and Ornish interview video. A bit more detail on the life style changes (from the Toronto Star) is here. NPR article cautions that telomeres are not the whole story and even the favorability of longer telomeres is not certain: NPR article The abstract to the study is here: [pubmed: 24051140]

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