The Pros And Cons Of Aging

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Aging is a significant issue in our world with billions being spent every year on anti aging products. The influence of media and culture in our society show aging as a negative and sometimes awful process. Unfortunately, this fearful and unfavorable attitude about the aging process has become more universal in our modern world. However, this has stimulated much research and a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to aging and what practices can potentially slow down the process. People's habits and daily behaviors can have a significant impact on the way they age. There are many factors that influence aging such as smoking, alcohol intake, lack of sleep, stress and many more. Scientists are trying to find easy solutions (ex:pills)…show more content…
Obesity, diabetes, smoking, insomnia can increase damage to cells as well and speed up the aging process. I find it interesting that most people are already aware of actual ways in which they can tackle increasing aging. I think an anti aging pill would would be a billion dollar idea as many people are looking for quick fix to prevent the signs of aging. However, with every "quick fix" there tend to be both pros and cons. I decided to further my research into the possibility of the development of anti aging pill and found some interesting studies being…show more content…
Since aging is a main contributing factor to the development of disease and disability, it is an important topic to investigate so studies were done to try and change a person's metabolism in order to slow down the aging process. Scientist developed a"pill that contains the chemical precursore to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a compound that cells use to carry out metabolic reactions like releasing energy from glucose" (https://occupycorporatism.com/scientists-discover-why-some-people-age-faster-than-others/) This pill would have the body act similarly to as if a person was on a diet and therefore slow down the aging process. Another study focused on Telomeres which are the caps found at the top of DNA which protect our chromosomes. The study found that "Skin cells with telemeters lengthened by a procedure were able to divide up to 40 more times than untreated

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