In our never ending pursuit for eternal youth, we can soon boast about our “molecular age” should we find that a more attractive number than our chronological one. There are many consumers constantly seeking ways to push our body beyond its limits and maximize performance. Energy drinks, bionic limbs, medicated contact lenses. No matter how subtle or extreme Body Warranty says “I want more out of my body than ever before”. Wanting to stay young is no exception.
Scientists at the University of North Carolina have found a protein in the human blood stream that is connected to aging.
“Interestingly, the study found that inactivity contributed more to this aging marker than a high body mass index, which seems to show that activity slows down aging more than preventing obesity does.” –via
While many of us seek for longevity, there’s a key difference in seeking longevity for the sake of living longer or staying younger. The most interesting part isn’t about vanity though, as the team of scientist pointed out,
“…the discovery could help with stabilizing organ transplants, recovery from surgery, or cancer treatment. As of now, it’s a way to see just how far your body has aged molecularly, regardless of how you have aged chronologically.” –via
It wouldn’t be all that surprising to make some incredibly helpful discoveries pertaining to general health and disease in our endless perseverance to be young, strong, ad fast. So long as we live we will age, and so long as we age there will be room for constant improvement.