- කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වාTop contributor
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Ageing has long been considered an inevitable consequence of life. However, recent scientific advances have revealed that the physical decline associated with growing old is caused by an underlying biological process, influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. And if ageing is governed by biology then it is amenable to manipulation.
Being older is a major risk factor for several diseases. As the global population gets steadily older, this poses serious social, medical and economic costs to society. A better understanding of the mechanisms that cause ageing could lead to interventions to improve age-related health. For these interventions to be successful, clear read-outs of how well our bodies are ageing are first required.
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