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The Ageing Process and Health

This POST note examines the biological basis of ageing, the potential to manipulate the ageing process and to use such knowledge to promote better health later in life.

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Biological ageing results from the accumulation of damage within cells, leading to a loss of function and, ultimately, cell death. 

The underlying mechanisms of ageing are also risk factors in the onset of frailty, disability and long-term disease.

This POSTnote examines the biological basis of ageing, the potential to manipulate the ageing process and to use such knowledge to promote better health later in life.

 

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Original article link: https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0571

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