Using in vivo models to support development of nutraceuticals that promote healthy ageing

Nutraceuticals Now

 

The importance of healthy ageing
Medical developments and improvements to factors such as food supply and sanitation have contributed to lengthening of human lifespan, which based on OECD statistics has been
increasing at a rate of close to 2 years per decade in recent history. Despite this relatively rapid increase in lifespan, there is evidence that healthspan – essentially the number of years that an individual remains in relative good health and free from disease – has not increased at the same rate. So, although we may be living longer, our quality of life in these extra years is not necessarily very high.

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