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Leonard Guarente: Cellular Aging, Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants, Life Extension, Health Supplements

About the Guest: Leonard Guarente, PhD, Professor of Biology at MIT, where his lab has studied the molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging for many years. He is also the co-founder and Chief Scientist of Elysium Health, which uses the science of aging to develop health supplements to combat age-related decline and technologies to help consumers understand their rate of aging.

Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes talks to Dr. Leonard Guarente about many topics related to aging, including: how and why aging occurs; whether humans can achieve immortality; NAD and the core metabolic processes of cells; resveratrol, pterostilbene, and other anti-aging molecules; epigenetics and technology that can be used to calculate biological age vs. chronological age.

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