Telomere Shortening

Current research shows that telomere shortening contributes to cellular aging and susceptibility to metabolic disorders and chronic disease. According to scientific research, telomere shortening may contribute to aging and age-related conditions. Telomeres are segments of DNA found at the ends of chromosomes. They can be prematurely shortened when exposed to environmental chemicals, oxidation, inflammation, and stress. This leads to DNA damage and contributes to early cell death

Associated conditions

Shorter telomeres have been associated with cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disorders, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cognitive decline, and other chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging.

  • Neurological conditions such as Cognitive impairment, chronic stress
  • Metabolic disorders such as Diabetes, glucose intolerance, obesity
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as Atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease
  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immune-related conditions such as Hepatitis C, cancer, autoimmune disorders

Inflammation, Aging, and its association with Telomeres

Inflammation is associated with aging and telomere shortening. Telomeres become shorter after each cell division until eventually, chromosomal DNA reaches a critical point at which the cell can no longer divide (known as the Hayflick limit). The loss of this protective telomere “armor” renders DNA vulnerable to damage and may result in an individual’s increased risk for accelerated aging and associated health conditions. If telomeres are maintained, then termination of cell division (senescence) and programmed cell death (apoptosis) can be delayed. The test analyzes your average telomere length in white blood cells compared to the normal reference range for your age-matched population.

Test results

Easy to understand color-coded test results compare telomere length to reference ranges of your age-matched population. Graphic version of the result allows for easier understanding and analysis.

Telomere Length Test Pricing

Telomere Length Test

$240

$165 When combined with an Alcat Test, CICA or MethylDetox Profile
The kit will be shipped containing the necessary supplies within 3 business days. We will request a phlebotomist to contact you for scheduling of your blood draw at a time and location convenient for you.
All blood draw services are handled with accredited and licensed 3rd party companies. We are not responsible for scheduling, drawing, handling or shipment back to the Cell Science laboratory.

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I have made it to the gym 3 days in a row.  One day my husband came also. I am trying Helen’s recipes and have decided to cook ahead on Saturday. Thank you for helping me reach my goals and as you say, “It is for me and my health”…I do feel better over all!  I share what I have learned with others.  And people are coming out of the wood work, coming up to me saying what a change they see in me.  I am looking forward to wearing shorts this summer. I haven’t worn any for 3 yrs…. just capri’s!


Heidi Erie, PA

I cannot express my gratitude enough to Helen Agresti of Professional Nutrition Consulting.

Recently, while at a social gathering, I was talking about the summer and all it will hold this year. Although tiring…the summer was full of activity. Helen smiled warmly and then noticed, as I proceeded to go through my third glass of water…not the water all the ice I was chewing. She mentioned this may be a sign of low iron. Upon her recommendation, I visited my family physician and had blood work done. One week later, the letter arrived. I am indeed anemic and need to start a Iron supplement immediately. Helen has always been a true champion for her clients, but it is also her skillful and comprehensive approach to her work that allows her clients to reach their true potentials. Through casual conversation, she demonstrated how she crosses into all aspects of her expertise…healthy on the inside and outside.

Many many thanks and so much Gratitude!


Michele Erie, PA

Helen has really helped me get the most out of my diet and exercise plan. She taught me to really understand the nutrition label and how to make healthier choices that make a difference. Helen doesn’t use the word “diet” I have learned from her that I am making a lifestyle change. She is easy to work with and has a lot of great ideas to make your favorite meals healthier.


Lisa, Erie, PA

I am so thankful for finding Helen. She has been great in helping me lose weight (over 20 pounds!) but more importantly, helping me learn to live a healthier lifestyle with food and exercise. Helen is very patient and encouraging on this journey. I have learned to read labels better and also the importance of putting the right combination of foods together for sustainable energy. There are no gimmicks or prepackaged foods with Helen. It is about making right choices, eating whole foods and exercising. Thank you, Helen!


Evelyn Titusville, PA

I have never been able to lose weight until I met Helen. She is a great motivator and always has a smile and something good to say to me in a positive way. Before seeing Helen twice a month I ate chips, cookies, crackers and all the quick and fattening foods that are easy to get and a quick fix. I now go to the gym and swim and exercise when before I sat and ate all evening. Now I have lost almost 25 pounds and I feel so much better. To be continued!!


Natalie Erie, PA

I went to see Helen about losing weight. I’ve tried to lose weight in the past and would lose 4 or 5 pounds and then gain it right back. I’m an unusual client because I work 3rd shift.  Helen helped me figure out what I should be eating and when. She also said I would lose 20 pounds in 2 months and I thought she was crazy but before the 2 months was up I had lost 20 lbs. I now realize by eating right and adding some exercise anyone can lose the weight if they set their mind to it. I still have a little farther to go to reach my goal but I know with Helen’s help I will achieve the goal I set out for.


Debbie Erie, PA

I am down 90 lbs! Helen has helped me improve my eating habits. I now make sure to read labels, and I cut out unhealthy snacking between meals. Along with creating healthy eating habits, I also make sure to go for plenty of walks.  Since losing weight, I find that I have more energy and the walks are no longer tiring like they used to be. Over the past few months, I have lowered my blood pressure and my cholesterol. Helen has been a great help, during our consultations, she has provided me with great advice and continued words of encouragement. With Helen’s aid, I have been able to successfully lose weight and keep it off. I really feel great!


Bob Shamokin, PA

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Professional Nutrition Consulting provides professional advice by educating clients on their individual nutritional needs. We believe fueling our body with the proper variety and portion of foods at consistent times of the day will lead to a healthier life.