Active ageing

Telomere Length: A Matter of Age or Health?

Telomere Length: A Matter of Age or Health?

Telomere length is considered one of the hallmarks of aging, but new research is revealing that their “measurement” seems to be indicative more of health status than biological age. As Valentina Bollati, associate professor in the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences and the Epiget Lab at Milan State University, explains.

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The four ages of metabolism

The four ages of metabolism

A study published in Science identified four age-related phases of the metabolism: it is very fast in the first year of life, then slows down little by little until the age of 20, remains stable between 20 and 60, and only slows down again in later life.

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