Why Do We Age Differently?

When the Body Ages

Aging is happening to all of us as we speak, but it’s not the same for everyone. The creaking, weakening, and shrinking seems to come faster or more severely in some than others. One 80-year-old may still be able to run a half marathon and another needs a walker just to get to the bathroom. Why is that? What’s going on in the body as we age? BYU professors explain why on "Top of Mind" with Julie Rose.

Guests: David Thomson, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology, BYU; David Kooyman, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology, BYU; Jonathan Alder, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology

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