Genes linked to aging that could help explain why some people age at different rates to others have been identified by scientists. The international study using genetic data from more than a million people suggests that maintaining healthy levels of iron in the blood could be a key to aging better and living longer.
The findings could accelerate the development of drugs to reduce age-related diseases, extend healthy years of life and increase the chances of living to old age free of disease, the researchers say. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of aging in Germany focused on three measures linked to biological aging – lifespan, years of life lived free of disease (healthspan), and being extremely long-lived (longevity).
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