Endocrinologist Pavlova: moderate physical activity slows down aging, and excessive physical activity accelerates it

Moderate physical activity reduces the level of BMP and slows down aging, while excessive physical activity accelerates it. Endocrinologist Zukhra Pavlova spoke about this.

The doctor refers to a study that says that the accumulation of a certain type of fat accelerates aging. While studying mice, scientists noticed that as tissues age, they accumulate a certain type of lipids (fats) – bis(monoacylglycero)phosphates (BMP). The older the individual, the greater the BMF.

Similar processes have been discovered in people.

Scientists conducted an experiment. The subjects performed moderate to vigorous exercise for an hour every day. Biopsy results showed that regular physical activity reduced BMF levels.

“The main thing is not to overdo it, because excessive loads, on the contrary, accelerate aging,” Pavlova noted.

Bis(monoacylglycero)phosphates (BMP) are a class of phospholipids, which are important components of cell membranes. They consist of two monoacylglycerol molecules linked through a phosphate bridge.

BMFs perform several functions in the body. They participate in the structure and functioning of cell membranes, ensuring their stability and permeability. They also play a role in signaling within and between cells, regulating various biological processes, including cell division, adhesion, migration and differentiation.

BMF can be formed in the body by phosphorylation of monoacylglycerols or synthesis from other phospholipids. They can also be obtained from food, especially foods containing lecithin.

Research suggests that BMPs may be important for health and immune function. They can be associated with various diseases such as inflammation, atherosclerosis and cancer.

General signs of aging of the body:

1. Morphological changes: the appearance of wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, graying, changes in appearance and physique.

2. Deterioration of vision and hearing: farsightedness, myopia or cataracts. It is also possible for hearing loss or tinnitus to appear.

3. Decrease in muscle mass and strength: As we age, muscles can lose mass and strength, leading to decreased physical activity and possible mobility problems.

4. Deterioration of bone density: bones become less dense and more brittle, increasing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.

5. Decreased overall energy and stamina: The body's metabolic processes slow down, resulting in decreased energy and stamina.

6. Deterioration of memory and cognitive functions.

7. With age, the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia may increase.

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Zukhra Pavlova Zukhra Pavlova Medicine endocrinologist