Genetic analysis, blood rejuvenation and the supposed miracle drug rapamycin: As our society grows older, the researchers measure the possibilities to give man more years of life.
Daily a glass of red wine
Not the age counts, but the attitude. At a time when people are getting older, we need to think about how we deal with age, how to make what we can do to live with joy and without pain. 30 percent of human longevity is inherited, according to the current expert opinion.
Man needs motivation
Rarely can be derived from the tests so simple tips. The interaction of the genetic factors is far too complex for this. For example, at least 60 genes are associated with the risk of myocardial infarction. Still, it is, of course, an exclusive form of preventive medicine. Health insurance funds hardly ever pay for such investigations.
The poison of aging
Stronger than the genes, so-called environmental factors influence our life expectancy. “Environment” means everything that surrounds us and what we absorb into our bodies. “The Teaching of the Poison of Aging”, a scientist trio from the US is writing an article in the journal “Cell”. Distilled from many other studies, the authors include the strongest age accelerators (“gerontogenes”): toxic chemicals, such as those occurring in cigarette smoke but also in exhaust gases, cell-damaging non-chemical influences such as rays, also of the sun, and – not to be underestimated – a strong or constant mental stress.
Whoever avoids these risk factors is already … Read More