Environmental factors such as stress and diet can impact our epigenome, which in turn affects the aging process.
Epigenetic changes play a significant role in the aging process affecting various aspects of our genome. These changes alter the accessibility of genetic material, leading to disease and decreasing longevity. Lifespan is largely influenced by epigenetic factors rather than being solely determined by genetics. Environmental factors, including diet and stress, can impact lifespan through changes in our epigenetic information. Overall, understanding aging mechanisms and the reversible nature of epigenetic changes offers promising possibilities for developing therapies to target aging and related diseases.