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Fox News: 8 Bad Habits That Make You Age Faster, Dr. Osborn Comments

Longevity experts warn about behaviors that cause 'cellular damage' — and share ways to move forward

Published April 24, 2024 5:30am EDT

Dr. Brett Osborn was quoted as an expert source in a recent Fox News article about 8 bad habits that make you age faster. Dr. Osborn emphasizes that accumulated cellular damage is a primary hallmark of aging, leading to organ dysfunction and death.

"One of the primary hallmarks of aging is accumulated cellular damage that leads to organ dysfunction and, ultimately, death." Dr. Brett Osborn, with Senolytix, told Fox News. "The key to staying healthy is minimizing cellular damage by not throwing accelerants into the fire, which is unfortunately what most Americans do."

Here are the eight unhealthy behaviors discussed in the article:

  1. Smoking: Accelerates aging by exposing individuals to harmful chemicals, reducing oxygen supply, and breaking down collagen.
  2. Excess sun exposure: Damages the skin's DNA, causing wrinkles, sagging skin, and dark spots.
  3. Poor diet: High intake of processed foods, sugars, and unhealthy fats causes inflammation, damages collagen, and accelerates skin aging.
  4. Lack of exercise: Contributes to muscle loss, bone density reduction, weight gain, and cardiovascular issues.
  5. Excessive alcohol consumption: Dehydrates the skin, leads to liver damage, and accelerates aging by causing cellular toxicity.
  6. Chronic stress: Shortens telomeres, affects skin health, and accelerates aging by increasing inflammation.
  7. Inadequate sleep: Reduces skin health, increases inflammation, and affects cognitive function.
  8. Poor oral hygiene: Causes gum disease, tooth loss, stained teeth, bad breath, and contributes to an aged appearance.

The full article written by Melissa Rudy ran on Fox News online on April 24, 2024.