OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Aging is a well-known and perhaps inevitable process that is influenced by genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors. All factors effecting healthy aging are not known at this time. However, it is my opinion that over 90% of what is known today can increase human lifespan well past the century mark with continued good health.
The exact mechanisms underlying the aging process are not well understood.
Increasing evidence shows that aging is highly associated with a chronic increase in reactive oxygen species (free radicals), accumulation of a low-grade proinflammatory phenotype (a person’s reaction to their individual environment) and an increase in age-related intracellular degradation (infrastructure and our cells ability to generate energy and process waste declines).
The reduction of free radicals, low-grade inflammation and the promotion of intra-cellular health by calorie restriction or other dietary manipulation can extend lifespan in a wide spectrum of model organisms.
Additionally, recent studies show that some food-derived small molecules, called phytochemicals, can extend lifespan in various animal species.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
Though each article contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided,
NO ARTICLE OR CONCLUSION IS MEANT TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, PREVENT OR CURE DISEASE.
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Source: J Nutr Biochem. 2014 Jun;25(6):581-91