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DNA Fragments in Your Blood Predict Health, Aging, and Cancers

When tissues succumb to disease, aging, infections or cancers they fragment. Fragmenting cells release DNA into our blood stream and with the right tests can be detected. Circulating cell-free DNA (cirDNA) is one of the newest breakthroughs in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. In truth the technology was discovered 70 years ago, but the testing was erratic, and it wasn’t clear how to apply the results to improve health.

And now the active focus of research. Some of these technologies, such as diagnosing fetal abnormalities, as been available for a couple of decades. Other diseases, change as heart disease and rare cancers are the newest areas of research.

Oddly a new study menopausal women have elevated total levels of this cirDNA found in their bodies, and we aren’t certain what that means. Perhaps it is a signal that transitioning through to menopause without hormone therapy is a brief step on the aging accelerator. What this implies is that this new finding will alter the way those tests are interpreted.

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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