Humans Can Stop—But Not Fully Reverse—Aging, Study Suggests
While we might not be able to completely turn back the clock of our lives, there is hope that we can slow down or halt that second hand.
Popular Mechanics reports that in a new study published late last year, new technological tools were tested to investigate if it’s possible to reverse aging in human beings, and analyzed a key component in aging called “resilience.”
“According to our measurements, the number of people demonstrating the loss of resilience increases in the population exponentially and doubles every eight years, exactly as fast as the mortality rate doubles,” Peter Fedichev—a longevity research academic and CEO of Geno, a start-up with the mission to “hack” aging—says in a longevity-focused newsletter. “Once the resilience is lost ... you have just a few years of life left.”