Why do we age, anyway?

Why do we age, anyway?

So why are we aging?

There are a lot of theories out there about aging. But the most accepted theory is that aging is the result of damage to our cells, their contents, and the surrounding tissues. Over time, our cells accumulate damage from things like environmental toxins, stress, and inflammation. This damage leads to a decrease in the function of our cells, and eventually, to disease, dysfunction, and death.

But here's the thing: our cells are designed to repair themselves. So why do they stop working as we get older?

The answer here is complicated, and not even fully agreed upon by scientists. Certainly we accumulate damage as we age, but why do our repair mechanisms, which serve us so well at the beginning of life, eventually seem to fall behind?

And why is it that some animals, such as Bowhead Whales, Galapagos Tortoises, and Naked Molerats live extremely long lives for their size.

More than that, how come some animals that are the same size (for example, bats and mice) with similar metabolic rates, can have dramatically different life-spans?

It's by asking questions like these that the UDA team is inspired to look at our own lives and ask what we can do to make them Younger for Longer!

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