Our Search for the Fountain of Youth Continues

Today, people in the developed world are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. This is mostly because we’ve dramatically reduced infant mortality, infectious diseases, and the symptoms associated with maladies like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer that are related to age and lifestyle. But despite the fact that the number of centenarians is growing exponentially, the number of people living past 120 is still virtually zero. That’s not surprising when we realize that it’s only in the past 20 years that we’ve even begun to understand aging and how it might be slowed or reversed. Today, laboratory research on animals is finally being transformed into therapies that can be tested in human trials. With cumulative human knowledge in fields such as molecular biology doubling roughly every five years, that progress is only going to accelerate. What are the latest discoveries? What are the implications? How can you benefit? Keep reading to find out.

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