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Aging process


The biological aging process starts theoretically immediately after birth, whereby a kind of maturation phase is first experienced, in which an increase in ability takes place before degenerative processes gain the upper hand and increasing impairments of the organism occur. Ultimately, the aging processes lead to a limited life expectancy for all living things. In humans, the aging process varies greatly from person to person and various factors, such as genetic predisposition, lifestyle or exposure to environmental toxins, have a significant impact on how quickly our bodies age. However, the course of biological aging processes has not yet been clearly scientifically clarified. Noticeable external features of aging include gray hair and the formation of wrinkles.

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Video: Understanding the Ageing Process (September 2021).