Scientists Confirm That People do Actually Age at Different Rates

  • metta

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    Jul 08, 2015 7:00 AM GMT
    Scientists Confirm That People do Actually Age at Different Rates


    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-confirm-people-age-different-rates
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    Jul 08, 2015 9:17 AM GMT
    This is old news.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria
  • Jeepguy2

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    Jul 08, 2015 9:28 AM GMT
    metta8 saidScientists Confirm That People do Actually Age at Different Rates


    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-confirm-people-age-different-rates



    Yes I think this is true. I was still getting carded to buy beer at age 36 because I looked so young, but there are several guys I went to high school with would have easily passed for 55 when they were 30 because they were totally bald or their hair was totally grey and they had put on a lot of weight.

  • SeanySD

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    Jul 08, 2015 3:27 PM GMT
    So true! Maybe my genes aren't so bad after all. Thanks mom and dad! lol
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    Jul 08, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    Yep. No significant change in 25 years. Genes, genes, genes, and no stupid eating!
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 08, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    I think daily sun exposure is one of the biggest culprits of premature aging. I'll take my northern winters over the harsh southern sun... And I do wear sunscreen even in December.icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 08, 2015 6:04 PM GMT
    SeanySD said
    So true! Maybe my genes aren't so bad after all. Thanks mom and dad! lol

    Yes, I freely give my parents the full credit for my having gotten their "young" genes. I certainly had nothing to do with it. I did dozens of things that should have made me look old. No smoking or drugs, and moderate drinking no doubt helped me, but I otherwise lived an outdoor lifestyle that should have turned my face to distressed leather. The genes are the foundation, plus how you build on them.
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    Jul 08, 2015 6:12 PM GMT
    I've mentioned before that this made it real odd when we had to place mom in an Alzheimer's unit because visually she didn't fit the mold. Still a pretty lady into her 70s, even though at the chronological age of many other residents, she didn't look it. Up until she hit about 60, many mistook her for my sister. Were it not for A.D. which came down just one bloodline, she'd easily have lived into her 90s as do many other relatives.

    My brother still looks good, only started greying in his 50s. Though I greyed in my 30s like my grandmother, I've got my mother's non-wrinkly skin so by hair color I might look older than my older brother but by face we both look younger than our years.

    I've had people change their attitude towards me mid-conversation when they realize my age. It's so obvious when it happens. It's like they suddenly think they are talking to a different person than they were talking to a moment ago. I noticed that the first time in my 40s. When the guy realized he was younger than me he got pissed off at his own life, verbally so, like he felt cheated by time.

    It's also happened at the bars where a much younger guy will come on to me and then when we get to talking age he goes from being turned on to suddenly looking at me like I've just stepped out of the fucking coffin. Always a delight to catch that change of expression right at the moment of realization. Brings a warm glow to my heart (someone must have lit that stake on fire before they stuck it in).

    The last time it happened at the pool where I thought a guy was more than a decade older than he was and then when he learned my age his face went into shock. Turns out we were both visually "lying" to each other by a total of over 20 years.

    Also I'm still friends with many who I grew up with and they pretty much all look at me as if the passing of time has in part passed me by while some of them you'd hardly recognize anymore.

    You know that saying "I can't believe my eyes"? Well, sometimes it's true, thank God, ha!
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    Jul 08, 2015 8:47 PM GMT
    I'm the same way. I've aged slowly compared to all my friends, where people think I'm in my early 30's. I don't drink, smoke or take drugs and wear sunscreen. Plus it helped that in my youth, I spent more time indoors than playing outside. lol
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    Jul 08, 2015 10:09 PM GMT
    soulman1969 saidI'm the same way. I've aged slowly compared to all my friends, where people think I'm in my early 30's. I don't drink, smoke or take drugs and wear sunscreen. Plus it helped that in my youth, I spent more time indoors than playing outside. lol

    Well, I've never used any lotions, and I rode my motorcycles from one US coast to the other several times, and from the Gulf coast to Canada as often. No lotions, the sun & highway winds full on my face. My skin should look like ancient parchment paper, but doesn't. And that doesn't include my decades of outdoor living in the Army. Genes are the only explanation.

    And to this day I don't use skin moisturizers and all that crap. That's something for women. Sorry to be so sexist on this point, but how I was raised, how I spent my military career. Can you imagine if I went into the latrine or gym locker room and started applying a facial? icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 08, 2015 10:51 PM GMT
    I know it's hard to believe, but people always guess my age as exactly my age. Oh dear god, there's another reason to start a drinking habit.
  • Teth1

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    Jul 09, 2015 4:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThis is old news.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria


    That is totally different, pedantic much?

    Normal human aging vs a condition that makes 10 yos look 80 is entirely different. Are you that stupid? Lol. Then just don't say anything if it's going to be backed by ego and no smarts.
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    Jul 09, 2015 3:31 PM GMT
    teth1 said
    paulflexes saidThis is old news.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria


    That is totally different, pedantic much?

    Normal human aging vs a condition that makes 10 yos look 80 is entirely different. Are you that stupid? Lol. Then just don't say anything if it's going to be backed by ego and no smarts.


    Ha ha ha ha ha ha! That was a great laugh. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 09, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThis is old news.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria


    How can it be old news if people age differently? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 09, 2015 5:35 PM GMT
    teth1 said
    paulflexes saidThis is old news.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria

    That is totally different, pedantic much?...

    Well, no, but this might be: you're using the wrong word. Sophomoric maybe, not pedantic.

    Anyway, that's just his humor. And this was mine.

    mickeytopogigio saidI know it's hard to believe, but people always guess my age as exactly my age. Oh dear god, there's another reason to start a drinking habit.

    I took that challenge, looked at your prime pic, guessed your age and then checked myself. I got it exactly right. So you not only look your age as you've stated but apparently you're clairvoyant as well.
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    Jul 09, 2015 5:45 PM GMT
    livstud2001 said
    paulflexes saidThis is old news.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progeria

    How can it be old news if people age differently? icon_lol.gif

    That, and it depends on whether the news is shown in a picture or in a mirror.
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  • Orland23

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    Jul 09, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    I take care of myself and don't smoke and only drink occasionally and People believe that I look younger than I am, people usually believe that I am 8 to 9 years younger than I am.

    There are some students at my college that I attend who look older, some of them are 19 and they look like they are in their late 20s or even early 30s while other 18-22 years old look almost like high schoolers.

    Some people gray in their 20 while others don't grey until their 50s. For example most of my family don't get grey hair until their late 50s. My maternal grandmother who passed away at 83 had gray hair not white hair due to nearly half of her hair was still dark and not white.

    I even see people that have fine laugh lines at 18 so people age differently some genetics and some environment. Smoking and high sun exposure would age skin faster. Darker skin has higher melanin and more oil so darker skin tones age slower on average since melanin protects skin from UV light.

    This is an example of sun aging skin over time, left side exposed to lots of sun and the right side had little sun exposure; man is a truck driver.

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    Jul 10, 2015 5:06 AM GMT
    metta8 saidScientists Confirm That People do Actually Age at Different Rates


    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-confirm-people-age-different-rates


    Well .. duh.. I suspect some of my tax dollars were wasted on this one.

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    Jul 10, 2015 5:08 AM GMT
    soulman1969 saidI'm the same way. I've aged slowly compared to all my friends, where people think I'm in my early 30's. I don't drink, smoke or take drugs and wear sunscreen. Plus it helped that in my youth, I spent more time indoors than playing outside. lol


    It pays to be a couch potato.

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    Jul 10, 2015 5:43 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    It pays to be a couch potato.

    Maybe beneficial for your skin, but your muscles & insides go to Hell without some activity.