Do antioxidants slow down the aging process

Do antioxidants slow down the aging process

We are often being told – especially by sellers of food supplements and skin cremes- that antioxidants slow down the aging process. Antioxidants would delay aging by mopping up reactive free radicals that otherwise damage our DNA. These dreadful free radicals...
Is Progeria a disease of Accelerated Aging?

Is Progeria a disease of Accelerated Aging?

Progeria is often called a disease of accelerated aging. Patients mostly die of a heart attack at age 13, looking frail and old with bald heads, a wrinkled skin, a beaked nose, tin lips and tired looking eyes. It’s a very rare disease, afflicting about 1 in 8 million...
B Vitamins and the Aging Brain

B Vitamins and the Aging Brain

The older we get, the more our brains are susceptible to brain shrinkage. This shrinkage is accompanied by a steady cognitive decline, meaning difficulty to concentrate, forgetfulness or difficulty in retrieving words. However, research has shown that this brain...
Apoe, Aging and Inflammation

Apoe, Aging and Inflammation

Many genes involved in the aging process have been discovered. These genes can in part predict our life span and our risk of aging-related diseases. A well-known gene is the APOE gene. This gene is the most important predictor of the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s...
Addressing Aging

Addressing Aging

Bringing longevity into the public eye is not an easy thing. There exist many misconceptions about aging, like that aging is way too complex to do something about it, or that aging can at best be slowed down. Therefore, when bringing up the notion of addressing aging,...