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> What causes us to stop developing and start aging/degrading?
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post Aug 11, 2011, 09:47 AM
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Just out of curiostiy...

What are the mechanisms that cause our bodies to go into degradation and stop developing or maintain peak health? I assume our genetic code tells the body when to stop developing but are there any theories as to why?
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post Aug 17, 2011, 12:17 AM
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no its a specific chromosome if im correct, it has 43 deviations, after the chromosome splits 43 times it starts to degrade the DNA (aka aging). When DNA splits to make more DNA a little bit of it gets cut off each time. The name for what gets cut off is on the tip of my tongue.

Anyways there is a reason for it. Cancer. This limited splitting is one of the things that helps contain cancer. Aging is an evolutionary defense against cancers. However, sometimes the chromosome gets taken over by the cancer anyways and the cancer can multiply as much as it wants.

Anyways this is why we age, this chromosome, which prevents cells from randomly going off and growing like crazy and killing us. Anyways the specifics are fuzzy to me, its been years since i read up on it, so if anyone has corrections feel free to chime in.
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post Aug 17, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Close enough answer smile.gif Don't we all wish someone actually knew lol.

I believe Max is referring to telomeres; however, it is important to keep in mind that we don't really know the full picture, hence you see all sorts of stuff advertised about antioxidants etc. but no one is actually any healthier.
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