New science about why we age is revealing what we can already do in our daily lives to have the greatest chance of living longer, including lifestyle changes and medicines.
Human clinical trials are under way that will help us understand if other pills, some that have been on the market for decades but never used to treat aging – since aging was never before considered something that could be treated – might extend lifespans and health spans. More than two dozen companies have been started in the past five years, mostly in Britain and the United States, to develop revolutionary drugs that don’t just treat one disease but slow or reverse many, each aimed at the eight or nine known molecular processes that promote aging.
Dr David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School has some good news for those seeking to beat aging.
a professor in the department of genetics and co-dire
ctor of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging a
t Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To.