Genetics Could Explain the Link Between Teenage Lifestyles and Aging Biologically
Summary: Epigenetic clocks were older in those who had unhealthy lifestyles when they were teens. They ranged from 1.7 to 3.33 years.
The accumulation of damage to the cells and tissues within the body is what causes biological aging. The study’s results could help identify young people who are at high risk for developing unhealthy habits associated with biological aging, and suggest ways to prevent negative health outcomes in the future.