WATCH | Changing diet and lifestyle 'will reduce biological age by three years in eight weeks'

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Researchers from the Helfgott Research Institute found that a healthy diet and active lifestyle can balance DNA methylation, which will rapidly reduce our biological age. Therefore help us to live longer.

DNA methylation is a term used to describe the damage and loss of function to our cells, tissue and organs. 

The study analysed 43 healthy adult males between ages 50 and 72, where the 8-week programme included guidance on diet, sleep, exercise and relaxation.

*Additional information compiled by Tauhira Dean, Health24

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