115 years is the estimated intrinsic capacity of the human being to live. But how long we live, and how we live, does not depend solely on our genes. Epigenetic studies have shown that there are mechanisms that can repair DNA damage and increase longevity.
the whole set of organisms living in our intestines is called microbiota. Today we know that they are key for health and that they also have a role in the ageing process.
Yes, while ageing the reactions that occur in the body become less efficient. But through small interventions on nutrition and physical activity it is possible to stimulate it, stopping the aging process and reducing the risk of disease.
The genes’ role in the way we age has shrunk in recent years. Much more, in fact, depends on epigenetics, the set of biochemical reactions acting on the genome. Here is what epigenetic ageing is and what we can do to slow it down
It is known as inflammaging: a state of low grade but chronic inflammation, which damages the body. Studies have shown that it plays an important role in the onset of diseases associated with ageing and in the fragility of older people.