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Age like a former athlete

Aging is one of the great mysteries of life and science

Gretchen Reynolds | NYT 

Being a world-class distance runner in your youth does not guarantee that you will be fit and healthy in retirement. But it helps, according to a new study that followed a group of elite American runners for 45 years. The study’s findings raise interesting questions about how we can and should age and the role that youthful activity might play in our health later in life. Aging is one of the great mysteries of life and science. Its chronology is clear: With each passing year, we are a year older. But the biology of the process is murky. Scientists remain uncertain ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 23:24 IST
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