BrianA Posted March 25, 2022 Report Share Posted March 25, 2022 Here we have another disease proven to increase the body's biological age, in this case quite significantly. Now that science has epigenetics-based clocks it can use to easily test and compare study participants' biological ages, we are starting to learn which environmental and lifestyle factors accelerate aging. It is starting to appear to me that many viral and bacterial infections seem to be pro-aging, for example studies of covid infections at this point have described it as increasing biological brain aging by around 1 year. So is this going to be proven out in the future that pretty much all infections are pro-aging, and is this going to be part of the explanation as to why individuals of higher financial status tend to live longer? (less exposure to disease) "Researchers found that the cells of humans and animals who have recovered from tuberculosis had prematurely aged up to 12 to 14 years. It's possible that this premature cellular aging is one reason why survivors of tuberculosis have a high risk of mortality." Tuberculosis induces premature cellular aging https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220324130315.htm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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