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the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age

the property characteristic of old age

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The research conducted by scientists at the Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition (CISBAN) at Newcastle University.
The key to overcoming this problem may be to reduce consumption of specific nutrients rather than simply consuming fewer calories, according to researchers at University College London Institute of Healthy Ageing and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing.
Previous research has found shortened LTL is linked to risk for heart disease and could be an indication of chronic inflammation --a key determinant in the biology of ageing. While there are several lifestyle factors that affect telomere length (obesity, smoking and lack of physical activity), the researchers noted that boosting vitamin D levels is a simple change to affect this important marker.
The evolutionary biology of ageing. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
The range of topics is wide: screening, health promotion, ageing in non-industralized countries, ethical dilemmas, exercise and the biology of ageing are among the subjects explored by a galaxy of contributors, 60 of whom are from the USA, 38 from the UK and 9 from other countries.
Understanding the biology of ageing is a key research priority because it has the potential to provide us with means to maintain health into old age.