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Autophagy: What is it and why should I care?

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Most people have heard about DNA the blueprint for protein synthesis. Autophagy is the opposite of protein synthesis; it is the orderly dismantling and recycling of proteins and is equally essential for life. Knowledge of the simple lifestyle choices that hinder or enhance autophagy can greatly improve our healthspan. The process of life generates large amounts of redundant and damaged protoplasm that must be recycled and repaired daily for example