Friday, January 22, 2021
Mitochondrial Health

The Biology of Aging

It is the greatest inevitability of life – aging. Have you ever wondered what happens within your body, that leads to its gradual decline in function and ultimately #aging? The longer we live, the more likely we are to develop age-related diseases; including cancer. In recent years, #science has taken big steps in understanding the biology of aging. Scientists have discovered nine biological hallmarks that contribute to the aging process. Here’s how it works. More videos coming soon. Please rate☝️, comment👇, and subscribe☝️ if you like them, so that I can make more! Please send through requests for topics to cover as well. What do you want to learn about? #scienceinmotion  

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