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Why do our bodies age? - Monica Menesini

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Human bodies aren’t built for extreme aging: our capacity is set at about 90 years. But what does aging really mean, and how does it counteract the body’s efforts to stay alive? Monica Menesini details the nine physiological traits that play a central role in aging.

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  • Educator Monica Menesini
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Director Veronica Wallenberg
  • Animator Sanny Vestmalm, Johan Sonestedt
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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