May 23, 2017 - People with a brain age older than their bodies could be at greater risk of dying early, according to a recent study. Dr. James Cole, a neuroscientist at Imperial College London, led a research project using MRI scans and a computer program to predict a person’s brain age. The system, which is still in development, could help spot people whose lifestyles put them at greater risk of poor health and early death. LLAMA host Peter Bowes visited Hammersmith Hospital in London for this in-depth interview with Dr. Cole, who explains how data for the study was collected and how the findings could be used to help people live longer lives. He also discusses what some people call “the mosaic of aging”, the idea that different tissues and systems in the body can age at a different pace.Listen now
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LLAMA, an acronym for Live Long and Master Aging, is a podcast that explores the science and stories behind human longevity.
In a series of one-to-one interviews, the LLAMA podcast hacks the aging process. Our guests include world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process.
The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.
We also put safety first. The information provided in the podcast is not intended as medical advice. The opinions expressed by the host and guests are for discussion and entertainment purposes only. Do not attempt to replicate the ideas or research protocols that we discuss. The advice of a qualified health practitioner should be sought before engaging in any dietary or exercise regime.
A British-born, naturalised American, Peter Bowes is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He is trained as a biologist and has spent much of his career working in news, current affairs and documentary-making for the BBC. A self-experimenter, when it comes to his own diet and exercise, Peter is fascinated by lifestyles and science-based regimes that promote healthy aging. He lives on a ranch in California with his partner, dog, goats and a llama called Arthur.