Focus Should Be on Slowing, Not Stopping, the Aging ProcessÂ – Part 2 from September 5
Expert Home Care helps keep seniors and elders at home – safely & independently. Call us to find out how at (800) 848-2336.”Part of the problem with many individuals selling anti-aging medicines to the public is that they’re suggesting that because they can modify the risk of a particular disease they’re altering the aging process itself,” says Olshansky, senior research associate at the Center on Aging at the
University of Chicago and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
But the key to a longer life is more than just evading diseases, researchers say. Until that mystery is unlocked, any anti-aging medication promising long life in a bottle or pill can deliver only that promises.
Hopeful Anti-Aging ResearchÂ
Researchers are a long way from creating a pill that can help you live a longer and healthier life, but they’re making progress.
“The hope is that we now have animal experimental systems in which aging really can be slowed and experiments that can get at the basic biology of aging and how it’s related to diseases,” says Richard Miller, MD, PhD, associate director for research at the University of Michigan’s geriatrics center. “Although we don’t know how those experiments will come out, and we don’t know what the answers are, we now have some really exciting things from which answers can reasonably be expected to emerge.”