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How your body could be 20 years ‘older’ than you think: One remarkable TV experiment reveals you can look healthy and still be heading for an early grave

Have you ever wondered just how well you are ageing? You might think a quick glance in the mirror would be a good indicator. But the way we look is only a small part of the picture, according to results of a fascinating experiment carried out for a new three-part BBC documentary.

Shockingly, it revealed that many of our bodies could be decades ‘older’ than our real age.

In How To Stay Young, presenters Dr Chris Van Tulleken and Angela Rippon explore concerns that poor diets, inactivity and obesity mean that many Britons are ageing ‘too fast’, rapidly heading for long-term illness and an early grave.

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