Crack the Code: The Science Behind Successful Ageing Management


Crack the Code: The Science Behind Successful Ageing Management

The Science Quiz appears three times a week on the daily Science page, which is accessible every day except Saturday in the epaper. The quiz includes questions related to various scientific topics that challenge readers’ knowledge and understanding.

One question asks about the protein fibres in the skin that are essential for maintaining elasticity and firmness but break down over time, leading to wrinkles and sagging. Another question discusses a condition characterized by a decrease in brain volume and cognitive function, often associated with memory loss and cognitive decline.

The quiz also addresses the decrease in production of a hormone commonly associated with ageing, which can lead to symptoms like fatigue, decreased muscle mass, and weight gain. Additionally, a question focuses on a vitamin known for maintaining healthy skin, vision, and immune function, as well as potentially slowing down the ageing process due to its antioxidant properties.

Furthermore, the quiz touches on a mineral often associated with bone health but can contribute to oxidative stress when present in excess amounts. The visual question challenges readers to identify glowing structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a crucial role in ageing, known as telomeres, which shorten with each cell division.

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