Human ageing speeds up at midlife – “Perhaps we are not meant to last beyond 50”

ageing speeds up at midlife
Photo by Guillaume de Germain

Key molecular programs known to promote longevity do not last beyond midlife. An interesting study provides a possible new reason why the human disease burden increases so sharply from the sixth decade of life onward as health-protective mechanisms disappear. Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular “programs” that … Read more