Cancer causes premature ageing

(University of East Anglia) New research shows that cancer causes premature ageing.Researchers studied Leukaemia, and found that it promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells.It is well known that ageing promotes cancer development. But this is the first time that the reverse has been shown to be true.Importantly, the aged bone marrow cells accelerated the growth and development of the leukaemia — creating a vicious cycle that fuels the disease.