Cellular Aging Is Due To A Newly Found Gene

As time goes by every single living organism on this planet ages. The aging habit is a property in our nature yet it has not been understood or explained by science. Some people can show faster aging properties compared to others which is why aging is not a time related process but rather connected to the health.

However, a recent study conducted by a team of psychiatrics was able to identify that a certain gene in the body is responsible behind aging. This gene acts in connection with psychiatric stress, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which might be the reason behind cellular aging.

This gene is the well-known Klotho gene is common for its age related habits and reactions. It has given a lot of disorders and diseases that are related to aging. This same gene has been identify to be the reason for aging cells. It is observed to accelerate the aging process in cells causing the death of different cells.

This study included the use of over 309 United States Military Veterans who all suffered from PTSD. All the following participants were part of an overseas military strike and were all evaluated to have psychiatric conditions according to blood samples taken.

Lead author of the study which is a clinical research psychologist at the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, Dr. Erika J. Wolf commented on her findings saying, “We know that stress increases the likelihood of declining health. Our results suggest that klotho could be one factor that coordinates this decline across both the periphery and central nervous system”