Anti-aging treatment and preventive medicine tips

In this interview, Prof. Dr. Bamberger, a leading expert in anti-ageing, shares his opinion about the latest developments in anti-aging medicine and disease prevention programmes.
Prof. Dr. C. M. Bamberger is the director of the Medical Prevention Centre Hamburg (MPCH)  in Germany. He is a leading expert in the field of prevention and ageing-related diseases. Here, he shares his expertise about ageing and what causes it.  

You write about aging from a scientific perspective. What are the latest findings and theories on the process of ageing?

Biologically speaking, aging is a slow deterioration of cell function, mostly caused by free radicals, e.g. aggressive cell metabolites.

Every cell has an astonishing capacity to repair the damage that occurs every day, every minute, every second.

At one point, however, the repair system itself is subject to free radical attack, and this is when the ageing process starts (around the age of 30).

Therefore, blocking free radicals, e.g. by vitamin intake, is one important approach to reducing the speed of the ageing process.

Every cell has an astonishing capacity to repair the damages occurring every day, every minute, every second.

Prof. Bamberger

Almost nobody is keen on getting older. However, this is a very natural and well-developed process in the human body: why did nature develop this mechanism?

Nature designed our bodies to last approximately 30 years, i.e. to reproduce and care for our offspring until they have reached the reproductive age.

It may sound cynical, but beyond the age of 30, we are useless from a biological point of view.

The repair mechanisms all our cells are equipped with are no longer needed.

This is why, beyond the age of 30, we have to actively provide ourselves with such repair systems in order to age in a happy and healthy way.