Scientists discover that for every 5 years a woman’s biological age is older than her chronological age, her risk of developing breast cancer increases by 15%
A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that for every 5 years a woman’s biological age was older than her chronological age, she had a 15% increase in her chance of developing breast cancer.
Scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences used 3 different measures, epigenetic clocks, to estimate biological age, measuring methylation which is a biochemical process (methylation is the addition of a single carbon and 3 hydrogen atoms to another molecule, the removal of a methyl group is known as demethylation. This process controls everything in almost all of the body’s functions including stress response, detoxification of heavy metals and chemicals, detoxification of hormones, inflammation response, repairing of DNA and much more.)
The scientists used the DNA from blood samples proved by a group of more than 50,000 women in the US and Puerto Rico. The scientists discovered that not only did having a biological age older than your chronological age increases the risk of breast cancer but that the opposite was also true, having a biological age younger than your chronological age decreases the risk of breast cancer.