Can aging be reversed or slowed down?

Yes, it is possible to delay aging. A new study suggests that stopping or even reversing the aging process is impossible. The best way to delay aging is to stay in good shape. A study published in Aging Cell found that older people who exercised regularly throughout their lives had the muscle mass, cholesterol levels and even the functioning of the immune system of much younger people.

Not surprisingly, exercise leads to healthy weight loss and encourages fat loss (as opposed to muscle). This also helps control blood sugar to prevent diabetes. For example, the immune system rejects stem cells (this is the case of “allogeneic stem cells that come from other people”) or they are already aged and damaged (this is the case of autologous stem cells, which come from your own aging body). Unlike your chronological age (how many birthdays you have marked), your biological age shows how well your body withstands the ravages of time and how you compare yourself to other people who have lived the same number of years.

An example is the TAME (Targeting Aging with Metformin) trial, which aims to find out if the antidiabetic drug metformin can delay aging and reduce the risk of many aging-related diseases at the same time (R). The scientists were able to partially reverse aging in mice by reprogramming their epigenome to a more youthful state. Treating aging would allow for much more effective and better treatments to prevent, delay, or even reverse aging-related diseases. Various biotechnology companies and research groups are trying to identify rejuvenating substances in young blood, with the aim of administering them to humans to improve health and delay or even partially reverse aging (R).

However, research shows that many aspects of aging can be reversed if cells can be prevented from becoming zombies.

Cynthia Thomspon
Cynthia Thomspon

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