Can Vitamins Slow Down the Body’s Aging Process?

Sae-Lee, Chanachai, De Biasi, Julien and Mathers, John C. (2022) Can Vitamins Slow Down the Body’s Aging Process? Frontiers for Young Minds, 10. p. 707514. ISSN 2296-6846

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Some people look younger than their age, others older. Have you ever wondered why? Can we help our bodies age more slowly? Although there seems to be no way to reverse the process of aging, we may be able to slow it down. Improving our diets may help! Humans are born with an internal biological clock within our cells, which reflects the aging state of the body. This is called the epigenetic clock, and it can be changed by what we eat. In this study, we found that women who took supplements of folic acid and vitamin B12 had a slower biological aging. More studies on the effects of our diets on the epigenetic clock will help people to live longer and to stay in good health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Health, DNA methyaltion, epigenetic clock, biological age, Vitamin B9 & B12, diet
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B400 Nutrition
C100 Biology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 03 May 2022 09:56
Last Modified: 03 May 2022 10:00

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