What is premature ageing?

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What is premature ageing?
« on: 19/02/2009 09:30:02 »
craigtew  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi  Chris,
My Questions are as follows:

What is premature ageing,what causes it and are there any remedies for it? Why do people die? Why is no everlasting life on earth?

What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2009 06:50:10 »
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The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Premature aging. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

Smoking
Sun exposure
Hypothyroidism
Down syndrome
Progeria
See also causes of thick skin, balding, or wrinkles

Acrogeria
Cockayne syndrome
De Barsy syndrome
Geroderma osteodysplastica
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome
Lison syndrome
Werner's syndrome
Wiedemann-Rautenstrauch syndrome
Xylosylprotein 4-beta-galactosyltransferase deficiency

Causes of Premature aging

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« Reply #3 on: 20/02/2009 06:57:46 »
As for why we die.... depends on what/who you believe [:)]

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« Reply #4 on: 20/02/2009 11:30:32 »
Why is no everlasting life on earth?
Impossible!