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    Hack your health to slow down the ageing process

    By LAUREN TAN, Editor In Chief, The Peak magazine

    Leading expert in longevity medicine Prof Brian Kennedy helps people live longer, healthier, disease-free lives. But what’s the maximum life expectancy of humans? No one really knows.

    The elixir of immortality may be a myth, but a combination of lifestyle habits, dietary and nutraceutical intake and other longevity interventions can lower one’s biological age — “meaning they are likely to stay healthy longer,” says Brian Kennedy, Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and physiology at NUS Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine and Chief Scientific Director of therapeutics firm Regenosis.

    A heavyweight in longevity medicine (or geroscience), the former President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging has committed his career to

    Hack your health to slow down the ageing process

    By LAUREN TAN, Editor In Chief, The Peak magazine

    Leading expert in longevity medicine Prof Brian Kennedy helps people live longer, healthier, disease-free lives. But what’s the maximum life expectancy of humans? No one really knows.

    The elixir of immortality may be a myth, but a combination of lifestyle habits, dietary and nutraceutical intake and other longevity interventions can lower one’s biological age — “meaning they are likely to stay healthy longer,” says Brian Kennedy, Distinguished Professor of biochemistry and physiology at NUS Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine and Chief Scientific Director of therapeutics firm Regenosis.

    A heavyweight in longevity medicine (or geroscience), the former President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging has committed his career to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, preventing and treating ageing and associated diseases.

    Last week, the NUHS Centre for Healthy Longevity, at which he also serves as director, officially opened its doors at Alexandra Hospital. The Centre will initiate, for the first time in a South-East Asian population, clinical research based on longevity medicine to target the biggest risk factor for chronic disease, namely, biological age.

    With Singapore’s ageing population, the urgency is clear. “The government has recognised that the population is rapidly ageing and that it is important to keep people healthy longer. Extending healthspan in Singapore will be a major economic boost and dramatically improve life quality. For a rapidly ageing population, this may be the most important healthcare goal,” Kennedy shares.

    We asked Prof Kennedy everything we’ve been dying to know about the ageing process.