“You can start thinking about getting COVID as almost as an accelerant to aging,” Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly said.

By Luz Pena

After over two and a half years of COVID research, scientists are seeing the first data points that prove a dramatic change in human organs after a COVID infection.

“You can start thinking about getting COVID as almost as an accelerant to aging. The viral infection accelerates the aging process in people,” said Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, director of the Clinical Epidemiology Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the chief of research and education service at Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.

Dr. Al-Aly gathered data from millions of people across the country. Their studies on kidney outcomes in long COVIDlong COVID in the brain and long COVID in the heart had similar patterns.

All pointing to multiple human organs aging faster after COVID. The majority happening among people who were hospitalized but also some with mild COVID symptoms.

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