There is a backup of youth in our cells that we have recently learned about that can be made to work, Dr. David Sinclair, Professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School said. He added that the technology to reverse age and trigger bio switches is developing faster than we expected.
"The science of aging and reversal has come a long way. It was considered crazy 20 years ago, but today we understand what drives aging and there is a backup of youth in our cells that we have recently learned that can be made to work. Technology is developing faster," Dr Sinclair added.
David Sinclair was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2023 in Delhi. He discussed the science of age and disease reversal as more and more research pours into understanding the process of aging. The 53-year-old genetics professor, who is also an anti-aging researcher, was recently in the news as he claimed his biological age is 10 years younger.
Known for his work on understanding why we age and how to slow its effects, Dr. Sinclair said that the good news is that aging is easier to slow and reverse than we thought. The bad news is that the process gives our bodies a shock.
Speaking about the diet he takes to slow the process, the genetics professor said that there is a set of genes that get turned on when there is not enough energy like low sugar and protein and they defend the body against the damage that causes the aging process.
"I skip meals at times, but my goal is to not eat a large meal until dinner and then have a healthy vegan meal and little alcohol. I switched completely to planets and my body has responded well, my skin looks better, my memory is better. The three-meal system plus snacks is aging us faster than we need to," Dr Sinclair said.
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