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Video: Knowing Your Type Of Aging Can Extend Your Healthy Life
Knowing your type of aging can extend your healthy life
Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine concluded that there are individual "types of aging." We are talking about combinations of molecular and other changes that predominate during aging in different people. These changes can be detected at a young age, helping to identify the most important goals for prolonging a healthy life.
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Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine concluded that there are individual "types of aging." We are talking about combinations of molecular and other changes that predominate during aging in different people. These changes can be detected at a young age, helping to identify the most important goals for prolonging a healthy life. The research results are published in Nature Medicine.
Scientists determined the types of aging based on the increase in which biomarkers of this process is most pronounced in humans. A certain type does not mean that aging does not occur in parallel along other biological pathways. They are not mutually exclusive, perhaps a combination.
Scientists have studied the levels of proteins, metabolites and lipids in 106 healthy people aged 29 to 75 years for 2-3 years. They regularly took blood, saliva, urine, stool, nasal and gut microbiome tests, and performed genetic tests.
The authors identified four biological directions of aging: metabolic, immune, hepatic and renal. With the metabolic type, with aging, the risk of diabetes rises first and markers of this disease appear. People with the immune type have increased levels of markers of inflammation or a higher propensity for diseases that are associated with immunity.
“Aging type is more than just a label; it can help people focus on certain health risk factors and find areas where they are most likely to face challenges in the future,”said Michael Snyder, study leader.
During the study, 15 participants showed a decrease in the overall rate of aging. In some cases, the level of markers of aging decreased after lifestyle changes or taking certain medications. For example, in people who lost weight, markers of diabetes mellitus became less pronounced, and when taking statins, kidney function improved.
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