The results of the study were published in the publication Nature Medicine. The participants in the experiment were 106 healthy volunteers aged 29 to 75 years. Scientists monitored certain microbes and biological molecules (proteins, metabolites and lipids) found in the organisms of these people, and how they change over 2-3 years.
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What are the types of aging
As a result of the tests, the researchers found four types of aging:
metabolic (associated with metabolic disorders), immune (impaired immunity), hepatic (impaired liver function), nephrotic (kidney problems).
“We can see clear patterns of how people experience aging at the molecular level, and there is a big enough difference: not only how a person ages, but also how fast he ages,” noted one of the authors, Michael Snyder.
Is it possible to slow down aging
Scientists Explore Four Types of Aging / Unsplash
As stated in the findings of scientists, a person may be prone to several types of aging at once. Therefore, everyone can learn in advance about what type of aging expects them. It all depends on what a person has health problems with: kidneys, immunity, liver or metabolism. Therefore, with such knowledge, a person can slow down the aging process.
For example, with the metabolic type, you can change the diet and lose weight. Therefore, markers of aging become less pronounced and a person slows down the aging process.
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