What if how fast you age, or how healthy your later years might be, is controlled by something so small that thousands of them fit into a single cell? And what if you could hack the regeneration process of these tiny entities to help future-proof your health? That’s the premise of the latest anti-ageing research.
This cell 'control centre' is called the mitochondria, and there are about 10 million billion of them in your body. They’re in almost every cell, and your brain, heart and muscle cells can each contain thousands.