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Why Is Aging Important?

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Did you know very much about the topic of aging? More specify, do you know very much about the current research about it? If not, I will inform you on this subject. With that said, you might be wondering and possibly surprised to hear that there even is current research on the topic of aging. I assure you though, that being surprised to hear about the study of aging is completely normal. I myself, was even surprised to see that there was quite a lot of research and information about aging. This research, come to find out, is very important. “How is it important?”, you might ask. Well, by researching the fascinating topic of aging, scientists and sociologist, can help find cures to diseases and help fix some major social problems that occurs…show more content…
Because of these processes, scientists and sociologist study the aging processes to find cures and increase longevity in the elderly. For example, per the National Institute on Aging, they state that “Under the leadership of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Alzheimer’s research community is intensifying its efforts, seeking to identify effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as soon as possible.” What I want to point out is that by researching aging the National Institute on aging can actively work to find cures to diseases and help the elderly have better lives. Let’s look at some more research on aging. First, I found that according to the National Institute on Aging, they said that “In 2010, an estimated 524 million people were aged 65 or older—8 percent of the world’s population.” Not only that, but I found that stress could make people age faster. For example, according to the National Institute on Aging, they said that “In other research, caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease were found to have shortened telomeres. These findings could suggest that emotional or psychological stress might affect the aging process.” With all this stated, you can see that by studding aging, can learn how to help many people live long healthier lives. Now let’s look at some research about aging
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