Aging is defined as the process of becoming older. This includes a number of biological mechanisms that lead to deterioration of health cognitive and physical.
Great number of studies have focused on means that could combat aging at its core.
Many researchers believe the effects of aging are the result of numerous genetic and environmental factors, and these effects vary from person to person..
Research from Sweden’s Karolinska Institut-published in 2013- suggested that the aging process is influenced by mitochondrial DNA that we inherit from our mothers..
Other factors to consider is the Oxidative stress and the telomere length. Our DNA accumulates damage from the environmental exposure as we age.
Another major cause of DNA damage is the shortening of the telomeres.. These are the caps at the end of each DNA strand that protect our chromosomes. the thread- like structure that contains all our genetic data. Telomeres naturally shorten as we age, but when telomeres become too short they are no longer able to protect the chromosomes, leaving them susceptible to premature aging and disease development.
Last year MNT reported on a study published in The FASEB Journal in which researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine in California revealed they have discovered a way to increase the length of the telomeres.
In December 2014, a study reported by MNT suggested following a Mediterranian diet -typically high in vegetables, fruits, nuts and olive oil, but low in saturated fats, dairy, meat and poultry – may lengthen telomeres. Another study, published in September 2014 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, suggested that reducing the amount of time sitting may may protect against telomere shortening and extend lifespan.
Dr. Joao Passos, of the Institute for Aging at Newcastle University in the UK and colleagues revealed a new strategy that they say could reverse the aging process: removing mitochondria from cells. Work in progress.
Eat well and exercise will reduce the aging process. Eating a healthy diet is considered a key factor for healthy aging. Natural Institute on Aging recommend following a diet that includes fruits, vegetables and grains – particularly whole grains – low fat or fat free dairy products, seafood, lean poultry and meats. They also recommend limiting the amount of saturated and trans fats, as well as, levels of cholesterol, salt and added sugars.
Now that you have these aging-reducing suggestions. Shall we try?
Wishing you the best of Health and happiness!!! Enjoy a healthy life!!