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Fri Apr 8, 2022, 03:20 PM

Fascinating. This 32-year-old man stopped aging at 13

I think I've seen documentaries in the past about this condition--it's seemingly the opposite of progeria, where one has accelerated aging.

But this fellow apparently aged normally until adolescence, then stopped.

I do hope there are researchers who are studying this and doing full genome sequencing on such folks. Imagine the implications for longevity research!



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Reply Fascinating. This 32-year-old man stopped aging at 13 (Original post)
intrepidity Apr 2022 OP
TheRealNorth Apr 2022 #1
intrepidity Apr 2022 #6
TheRealNorth Apr 2022 #7
Mosby Apr 2022 #2
Journeyman Apr 2022 #3
unblock Apr 2022 #4
Journeyman Apr 2022 #5
keithbvadu2 Apr 2022 #8

Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 03:33 PM

1. Maybe hormonal?

To my knowledge, these people don't live any longer, so my guess is that maybe there is something interfering with development.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:05 PM

6. Hmmm good point

I suppose looking at their telomeres would be interesting.

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:08 PM

7. While my knowledge on the science of aging is limited....

If the telomeres were not shortening (or shortening at a slower rate), than I would think that people like this would be living a lot longer. Of course, maybe its not the "aging" but the various lifestyles diseases or cancer that eventually gets them.

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 03:47 PM

3. Hell, I know of a 75-year-old who stopped maturing at about 3 . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:00 PM

4. What a coincidence, I know a 75yo who stopped maturing at 6.

But I'm guessing we're thinking of the same man-baby....

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 04:02 PM

5. Probably so. I think the age of maturity varies given the day's events . . .

and what kind of sleep he may have not had the night before.

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2022, 06:03 PM

8. 1+

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