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Bang Goes the Theory 8: Episode 4 - Ageing

Updated Friday 28th March 2014

On this week's programme, Bang team looks at the ill effects of old age.

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The good news that we are living longer brings with it the bad news that many of us will suffer the ill effects of old age as a result.

Maggie Philbin looks at how our muscles and bones change as we get older. Liz Bonnin explains how bones are made and how they weaken with age, then looks at a human brain growing in a petri dish, that could pave the way for a cure to diseases like Alzheimer's.

Finally the team are joined by Sir Terry Wogan, who goes on a personal quest to find out if there are any drugs currently available which could reduce his risk of developing dementia. 

Bang Goes The Theory can be seen on BBC One and BBC Two (Wales only) on Monday 31st March 2014 at 7.30pm. Full schedule and iPlayer links are on bbc.co.uk. Read more about the current series.

 

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