A first-of-its-kind study has found that stress increases biological age
In all cases, the team observed that biological age increased during several physiological stresses but was reversed or nearly reversed after the stressor was resolved, making this the first study of its kind to provide such compelling evidence that biological age can be reversed when stress is relieved.
As lead study author Jesse Pohanik, Ph.D., explains in a press release, “Severe stress can cause an increase in biological age, but if that stress is short-lived, the signs of biological aging can be reversed.”
And, as senior author Vadym Gladyshev, Ph.D., adds, “when stress was removed, biological age could be restored. This means that finding ways to help the body recover from stress could increase lifespan.”