The study report published in Journal “Nature” by international group of researchers has revealed many interesting details regarding aging. The study has revealed that the body’s inability to repair DNA damage is the prime cause of premature aging.

Study Findings
a. The study found that an inherited disease called human progeria (found in very few) results in premature aging.
b. Study has re-established that aging depends on genes we inherit from our parents.
c. The DNA damage that occurred, throughout one’s life, determines a persons health status and fitness in his old age.
d. It is found that over-exposure to sun and cigarette smoking, damages the "DNA damage control mechanism", paving way for accelerated aging.