12 Hallmarks of Ageing


Ageing is a natural and progressive process which occurs in all living organisms. It is a multifactorial process, characterised by the deterioration of structure and functional capacities at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organismal levels. With ageing comes fragility and, as a consequence, an individuals’ susceptibility to both age-related disease and a reduced lifespan increases. However, it is possible to slow down, stop or even reverse the ageing process and improve our health-span.