While surfing around on the internet this week I found some really interesting information on factors that contribute to aging. I know we’re all going to get older, but I think we all want to look great and feel great in the process. So, when I found this information, I knew I had to pass it along.
It appears that research is pointing to a relatively new factor which may play a part in accelerating the aging process. Advanced glycation end products (known by their very clever acronym, AGEs) bind tissues together by a process called “cross-linking” making tissues throughout the body deformed, inflexible and dysfunctional. A study in the Journal Glycobiology hypothesizes that the accumulation of AGEs plays a role in a number of conditions including diabetes, inflammation and neurodegeneration.
Stay tuned for more information on the latest science and how you can stay healthy and live well!
Glycobiology. 2005 Jul;15(7):16R-28R. Epub 2005 Mar 10