The Ageing Process and Health

12 Feb 2018 01:00 PM

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.