Why are the causes of aging uncertain

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In order to be able to evaluate the impact of interventions on aging, it is first necessary to understand the relationship between the pathogenesis of age-associated diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer's to the fundamental molecular processes of aging. It seems conceivable that many disease risk factors depend on aging itself, which in turn seems to have more than one cause. Once these connections have been deciphered, hope could be nourished again.

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