Summary: Macromolecular damage contributes to the chronic diseases of aging by causing DNA damage, inflammaging, stem cell decline, increased cellular stress and cell death. Hopefully, geroscientists may have found a way to repair the damage using compounds like rapamycin that induce autophagy. [This is part 1 of a two-part series. Stay tuned for part 2 on autophagy and rapamycin.] This article… Continue reading "Macromolecular Damage Ages Us Prematurely (part 1 of Autophagy Series)"
Summary: AGEs (advanced glycation end-products) are in the spotlight again as geroscientists implicate this toxic waste of our bodies in a multitude of health conditions, including inflammaging, cancer, and diabetes. Some scientists go as far as to link AGEs to an increase in the chronic inflammation which leads to heart attacks. [Cover photo: Getty Images.]. Follow us on Google+ | Facebook | Reddit. See more articles by the… Continue reading "AGEs DamAGE Our Bodies. (Advanced glycation end-products)"