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Iron Levels In The Blood Responsible For Genes To Slow Ageing:- A research done by a group of scientists say that the genes that are linked to ageing is different from one to another. Maintaining healthy levels of iron in the blood is key for ageing and those who have iron in enough quantities will live better and longer. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Germany did a research on three measures that are linked to the biological ageing. These measures are about lifespan, healthspan and longevity.
Biological ageing means the rate at which one's body declines over the time and age. This varies from people to people. The information was pooled from different people. This is equivalent to 60,000 extremely long-lived people. The research was confirmed using Mendelian randomisation which is linked with the genes of the people. Blood iron reaches to lower levels with the increase in the age and it brings several complications in the people.
The researchers are currently busy designing a drug that could keep these genes active to overcome some of the effects of ageing. The study was funded by the Medical Research Council and is published in the journal Nature Communications.