Cause of aging

Steven B. Harris sbharris at
Wed Aug 19 11:18:52 EST 1998

In <6refq1$72o$1 at> jenniferp at writes: 
>  sbharris at B. Harris) wrote:
>>    This isn't accelerated aging--- it just looks like it because
>> collagen synthesis is screwed up.  Kids with progeria (or
>> Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome) don't get more cancer or Alzheimer's,
>> instance.  Other candidates for "premature aging" syndromes all have
>> areas in which they fall short of being pefect aging models.
>Might the fact that they exhibit only some signs of aging be
indicative of
>the multi-faceted character of aging? If aging is caused by 14
>things and someone manifests only 4 of those things perhaps that would
be a
>perfect way to research those 4 things without the other 10 things
>interfering. Or do you mean they only have aging-like symptoms
unrelated to
>"natural" aging?
>Jennifer Petersen - Intradesign

   An intelligent question.  It might be either way.  At this point, we
just can't say.

                                           Steve Harris, M.D.

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