CLOS­ING IN ON A ‘CURE’ FOR AGE­ING

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - AM­BER MACPHER­SON

AUS­TRALIAN sci­en­tists are lead­ing the global re­search to find a “cure” for age­ing, with some say­ing a drug to pre­vent grow­ing old is only 10-15 years away.

But Gold Coast woman Francesca Beres­ford, 56, isn’t wait­ing for sci­ence to make her young again – she’s do­ing it her­self with ex­er­cise and weightlift­ing.

In to­day’s Gold Coast Eye magazine, we speak to de­vel­op­ing treat­ments that can re­pro­gram our ge­netic codes to live longer lives.

They say the era of putting up with age­ing and the dis­eases that go with it is com­ing to an end. In the mean­time, Dr Beres­ford is wind­ing back her own body clock with a healthy diet and body build­ing.

The Mer­maid Wa­ters den­tist took up strength train­ing four years ago and says she’s in bet­ter shape now than she was in her 20s.

Pic­ture: KIT WISE

Francesca Beres­ford, 56, says she’s in bet­ter shape now than in her 20s.

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