Greg Macpherson, biotechnologist, pharmacist and author of “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging”. He talks about senescent cells, also known as “zombie cells,” which accumulate with age and are associated with many disease states people experience later in life, can add a roadblock to your health now. Senescent cells are defined as cells that, over time, stop dividing but do not die off. Researchers believe that these “zombie cells” have a lot to do with advanced aging and scientists are racing to find solutions that could dramatically help improve one’s healthspan, or how long someone lives without the threat of disease and chronic illnesses.
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