People look to maintain their youth in a variety of ways, from Instagram filters and anti-wrinkle creams to more extreme solutions like plastic surgery, but ultimately the hands of time wait for no one. Despite our best efforts, growing old is an inescapable, unchangeable fact of life..or is it?

While immortality is still science fiction, a newly released study is potentially opening the door toward longer, healthier lives. Researchers from The University of Edinburgh have discovered that maintaining the right amount of iron in one’s blood appears to promote a longer lifespan and delayed aging in general.

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