CHARLESTON, S.C., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Cenegenics Carolinas, the Southeast's leading age management practice, today announced that the practice is now offering cutting-edge telomere length testing to provide an accurate prediction of biological age and risk for disease.
Cenegenics Medical Institute has partnered with Life Length®, a leading telomere testing and services company, to offer the testing and analysis of critically short telomeres by taking a patient's blood sample. Telomeres are the protective end-caps of DNA at both ends of every chromosome, and critically short telomeres are primarily responsible for aging and age-related diseases.
As part of its comprehensive age management program, Cenegenics Carolinas also offers the nutraceutical, TA-65®, a patented supplement that targets shortened telomeres, one of the primary causes of aging. Preliminary results using the TA-65® supplement appear to slow down the telomere shortening process and may even cause some telomeres to lengthen, which could mean previously aging cells are younger than before.
"We are thrilled to offer Life Length's telomere testing to current and potential patients of Cenegenics Carolinas," said Dr. Mickey Barber, CEO and CMO of Cenegenics Carolinas. "There are a large number of age-related diseases that are linked to short telomeres. Determining telomere length can provide valuable clinical information that can be used to help promote healthy aging and prevent these diseases."
About Cenegenics Carolinas
Cenegenics Carolinas is a Charleston-based medical institute that helps patients manage the aging process through a customized regimen of exercise, nutrition and hormone optimization to improve their quality of life and help them feel healthy and years younger than their age. CEO Mickey Barber, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist, former assistant professor at Tulane University and leading healthy aging physician in the Carolinas, heads Cenegenics Carolinas, the first Cenegenics center in the country. For more information about Cenegenics Carolinas, call (843) 724-7272 or visit www.cenegenicscarolinas.com.
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