Nobel laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
shares telomere link in Toronto May 15-16
TORONTO, May 8, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Executive Health Centre today officially launches its innovative Telomere Performance Program that focuses on the Nobel Prize winning science of telomeres. This one-of-a-kind health action plan includes a new test of telomere length that reveals a person's true health status and biological age.
"Telomere Science has come of age," says Dr. Elaine Chin, Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Executive Health Centre, leaders in personalized medicine. "Thanks to scientists like Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn (winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People), we now have a solid understanding of what telomeres are telling us. We know how to manage lifestyle, hormones, and disease risk factors to preserve telomere length and we can measure them to track improving health. Our telomere-based program is an exciting step forward for personalized preventive health care."
Dr. Chin hosts Dr. Blackburn's speaking engagements in Toronto, May 15-16.
Quoted on ABC, Dr. Blackburn said the discovery of the telomerase enzyme
"sort of translates into a fountain of youth; the number of years of healthy living is related to telomere length. We don't think clocks will be turned back, but it is a question of whether we will extend our health span."
Chin's team has incorporated Blackburn's research into its Telomere Performance Program, which augments the Centre's established and recognized health programs.
"We're confident our clients will be the first to realize the benefits of their 'built in health warning system' - their telomeres," says Chin.
"Telomere testing at Executive Health has been insightful for our clients in further personalizing their health action plans and motivating them to continue to improve their health," says Chin.
Now the Centre has launched www.StoppingtheClock.ca so more people can be aware of what their telomeres can tell them about their health and their future.
About Executive Health Centre
The Executive Health Centre is one of the leading preventative health care clinics in North America. By applying advanced diagnostics and integrative health counselling, Dr. Chin and her team help health-aware individuals, executives and professionals achieve peak health for peak performance.