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Tag: Policy

Global obesity
A new paper published in Cell Metabolism has shown the growing influence of metabolic diseases in an aging population. Related diseases studied together Metabolic diseases include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [1]. These diseases, representing fundamental problems with how the human body uses energy, are heavily linked to systemic...
Capitol Hill
We in the longevity field have received powerful allies on Capitol Hill with the creation of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Longevity Science. We had the opportunity to ask questions of one of its co-chairs. Longevity is bipartisan The fight against aging must become one of humanity’s main priorities if we want to see meaningful...
Wineholics
In the fifth installment of the popular Indiana Jones franchise, Harrison Ford will reportedly be β€œde-aged” by means of computer graphics, presumably to make him kicking Nazi butt at least somewhat believable. A regular person would react to this piece of showbiz gossip with a chuckle and quickly scroll further down their feed. For a...
Quantum Healthy Longevity Mission Launch
Quantum Healthy Longevity Innovation Mission is a new UK-based initiative touting a multi-pronged approach to push for longer lifespans and healthspans for everyone. Aging is complex A couple of decades ago, researchers began to realize that aging, like diseases, can be amenable to treatment, at least in model organisms. The modern field of geroscience was...
Old politician
By analyzing historical data, scientists have shown that politicians, an example of an elite group, have enjoyed longer than average life expectancy since about 1950 [1]. The elite lives longer Historical trends in health and mortality can teach us a lot about the present. It is common knowledge that life expectancy at birth has increased...
Debate
A significant debate has originated regarding the inclusion of MG2A, a code for old age, in the ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics. What is the ICD-11? The 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, which goes into effect this month, is managed by the World Health Organization. Its stated purpose is twofold: allows...