Aging Process

Aging is a process everyone goes through. See how the aging process affects the body and learn what causes aging.

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You think you're old? We're pretty certain you've got nothing on Branyas Morera and other people who have officially (and unofficially) held the title of world's oldest person.

By Yara Simón

And here's the thing: How long you want to live is linked to how long you do actually live.

By John Donovan

If we can learn how the body works, there's no reason why we can't live to 100 and beyond-with the vigor of someone half that age. Learn about the five things to know about aging in this article.

By Dr. Mehmet C. Oz


U.S. presidents Bill Clinton, George H. Bush and Barack Obama all famously grayed during their terms in the White House. Was it the stress of the office or just genetics?

By Molly Edmonds & Sarah Gleim

People say they "slept like a baby" for a reason -- newborns sleep deeply and often. But that's not the case for the older crowd. Why does quality of sleep seem to take a hit as we age?

By Molly Edmonds

One theory of aging holds that unstable molecules are the cause, as they scavenge cells trying to snatch up the one missing piece to their makeup. How do we stop these greedy little electron thieves?

By Molly Edmonds

Do you imagine getting creakier and crankier as you get older? The way you view aging influences how you age. So what aging myths can be busted?

By Tom Scheve & Christine Venzon


It turns out that the ravages of old age -- the wrinkles, the loss of coordination and motor skills, the stooped posture -- has a name. It's called sarcopenia, and it can be avoided.

By Josh Clark

Short people might get the short end of the stick in some activities, but they (literally) may have the last laugh. New research claims short people may outlive everyone.

By Jessika Toothman

The U.S. is 42nd in life expectancy in the world. Who has the highest life expectancy, and how do they live longer than everyone else?

By Josh Clark

Knowing how and why your body changes with age can help you prevent certain conditions and slow down the aging process. Learn about the anatomical and sensory effects of aging.

By Liz Ward


Genes and environment are just two of many factors that determine how our bodies age. And life experiences and habits can also have a positive and negative effect on us. Find out what causes our bodies to change in different ways as we age.

By Liz Ward

In November 2006, a judge's ruling on an elderly man convicted of vehicular manslaughter raised questions about seniors being safe drivers.

By Julia Layton

The human body goes through a variety of changes as it gets older. Take a look at some of the common external signs of aging and ways to reduce the effects of aging.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers