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Can a blood test really tell you when you'll die?

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Can a blood test really tell you when you'll die?


www.guardian.co.uk

Some newspapers, to the dismay of the scientists involved, have gleefully announced that the test – which measures the telomeres (the protective caps) on the ends of my chromosomes – can predict when I will die. Am I about to find out that, at least statistically, my days are numbered? And, if so, might new telomere research suggesting we can turn back the hands of the body's clock and make ourselves "biologically younger" come to my rescue?
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Well, here I am, back at the old Telomere drawing board again. I have to say (and those who follow my posts know this is a topic I follow carefully) that the more advances they make in this area, the more I really dont know if want to know.

I suppose if I could afford the Telomere Activator drug that is priced roughly 2500 a month, I may be more inclined to take the test, but it seems like otherwise, why not just wait and see?



www.guardian.co.uk
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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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i highly doubt the blood can account for accidents



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 11:43 PM
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Sounds like snake oil for rich people honestly. There are so many factors to consider in health. I highly doubt this one test will answer the question.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 11:57 PM
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The million and 1 things that I have to live through will kill me long before old age.
Even if this was true, which seems like a stretch I don't think it matters.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 12:24 AM
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lmao.. there is no escaping death. Nice scam to pic up easy cash from the gullible. Better to live well instead of wasting time fearing the inevitable.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 03:43 AM
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Lol. Lets all take this test and conduct a survey




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