Richard Farragher, professor of biogerontology at the University of Brighton, delivers an interesting overview on the process of aging, and why it is important to understand it in order to improve the quality of life in our later years.
As Chair of the British Society for Research on Aging and the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology, Farragher is a sought-after expert on the topic of aging. Farragher talks about his research in the field. According to Farragher there are essentially three primary mechanisms of the aging process that are as follows: the termination of cell division, the gradual decline in efficiency of important nutrient recycling within the body, and of course the limitation of the DNA-based process (commonly known as slicing). Farragher discusses the various ways each can be dealt with to improve health as we age.