"Anti-aging" & the new drugs to increase lifespan.

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    Jan 21, 2018 4:09 AM GMT
    I've researched a few companies doing various studies on a "anti-aging pill" that would significantly increase a person's lifespan.
    The various drugs have promise and I found it all very interesting.

    A new anti-aging drug may soon be on the horizon. If so would you take it?

    Perhaps the good old fashioned way of diet and exercise will be challenged with a new pill?
    Maybe some of you already take it??? LOL If so PLEASE ADVISE US ALL OF YOUR TRICKS!!! lol

    Below is an excerpt of the research on the hopeful drug.

    18. What is the recent development in Rapamycin research?

    Evidence from preclinical studies on several organisms including mice has shown Rapamycin to increase lifespan by 60%. Equipped with this evidence Rapamycin has entered clinical trials, where it is being studied on middle aged dogs as an anti aging pill. Currently Rapamycin is in phase 2 of the trials.
    At high doses, Rapamycin is used successfully in human patients to prevent organ transplant rejection and to fight cancer. At low doses, Rapamycin slows aging and extends lifespan in several organisms, including mice, with few or no side effects.

    http://agscientific.com/blog/2017/03/18-facts-about-rapamycin/

  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Jan 21, 2018 5:05 AM GMT
    That's just what the planet needs, selfish-serving humans who already excel at wrecking the planet being given the opportunity to do more of the same for an even longer period. NO THANKS!

    I'm happy to live a normally accepted time frame while I'm here. I don't need to live for 100 years or beyond. That's disgustingly unnatural an incredibly self serving.
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    Jan 21, 2018 5:46 AM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidThat's just what the planet needs, selfish-serving humans who already excel at wrecking the planet being given the opportunity to do more of the same for an even longer period. NO THANKS!

    I'm happy to live a normally accepted time frame while I'm here. I don't need to live for 100 years or beyond. That's disgustingly unnatural an incredibly self serving.


    Some of the properties of Rapamycin helps to cure cancer. I think that's a good drug use. I also think if a person can have some aging issues reversed that's not a bad idea either. Something like parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.

    Life extension medications are being developed now and this could be interesting. Some people are already taking them!
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    Jan 21, 2018 5:52 AM GMT
    If it doesn't reverse the aging of skin no one would be interested in it. THAT'S the Holy Grail, if you think about it. No one would pay to live past 125 looking they weren't a day under 120 but almost EVERY 40+ would pay through the nose to look 25, even if they still had a normal lifespan.
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    Jan 21, 2018 6:05 AM GMT
    But really, most drugs are a form of life extension........

    Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-malaria-toothpaste/toothpaste-ingredient-could-fight-malaria-research-shows-idUSKBN1F715N
  • BloodFlame

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    Jan 21, 2018 8:46 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidIf it doesn't reverse the aging of skin no one would be interested in it. THAT'S the Holy Grail, if you think about it. No one would pay to live past 125 looking they weren't a day under 120 but almost EVERY 40+ would pay through the nose to look 25, even if they still had a normal lifespan.


    It's pretty much this lol Most people who covet anti-aging has to do with the look of youth and if the product didn't make someone look young, they wouldn't want to live forever if they had to look like the human equivalent of that one ancient looking grandma character from the "Chocolate" Spongebob episode lol

    They pretty much want the vampire effect. Looking youthful despite being really old.
  • Happenis

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    Jan 21, 2018 12:34 PM GMT
    I'm 25 years old so there's won't be any need for such products for a looong time but when I'm old, I would only buy them if they made a significant and long-lasting difference (such as what's described by the OP).

    I've heard about anti-aging products and they're usually ridiculously expensive and only deliver very temporary results (if any). I see it as a waste of money unless its for a *very* special moment like a job interview where a person over 50 will most-likely be subconsciously judged for most positions based on their age by the interviewer. Age discrimination is very well-documented.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 21, 2018 6:00 PM GMT
    I'm not so sure the idea of living 60% longer is all that appealing considering we'd look like death anyway at some point and our joints would have exceeded their life-expectancy. No thanks. I'm going to just enjoy life while it's still good quality
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Jan 21, 2018 8:16 PM GMT
    2bnaked said
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidThat's just what the planet needs, selfish-serving humans who already excel at wrecking the planet being given the opportunity to do more of the same for an even longer period. NO THANKS!

    I'm happy to live a normally accepted time frame while I'm here. I don't need to live for 100 years or beyond. That's disgustingly unnatural an incredibly self serving.


    Some of the properties of Rapamycin helps to cure cancer. I think that's a good drug use. I also think if a person can have some aging issues reversed that's not a bad idea either. Something like parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.

    Life extension medications are being developed now and this could be interesting. Some people are already taking them!


    I did read the link you provided at the bottom of your OP. I saw what the medication was originally intended for. I am all for curing cancer and improving quality of life or saving life. I just can't see living well over 100. At this point we have 7.6 billion people on the planet. As that number continues to increase at an alarming rate I shudder to think how the impact would worsen as people got to live a lot longer.

    Trees can live for hundreds of years but if anyone or thing deserves to live that long it would be a source of life that provides soil erosion control, a natural habitat for other forms of life (bird nests, a squirrel's dray, etc.) and helps convert carbon dioxide to oxygen, not humans. Not to mention, trees do so much for the planet and do it all for free.
  • Ubeaut

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    Jan 22, 2018 11:12 AM GMT
    Together with scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen and other colleagues, Ehninger's group investigated if rapamycin influences aging in mice. The results are sobering: "Our results indicate that rapamycin extends lifespan, but it has only limited effects on the aging process itself," is Ehninger's summary of the findings. "Most aging traits were not affected by rapamycin treatment.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130725141715.htm

    I'm interested in increasing my healthy years not the years I have on the planet. I guess it's not for me.
  • Triggerman

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    Jan 26, 2018 1:14 AM GMT
    I don't care about living older. At 54 and with my family genetics I will hit 90+ , and since I have stayed in relatively good shape that is an easy target. Is life as a 90+ year old worth living? Maybe, maybe not. I started life under Kennedy which now seems like ancient history. Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump. Do I care who is President? Not really. I go to the gym every morning and lift heavy weights. I work at my job every day to be the best I can be. I jump on my motorcycle when I get a chance and ride to random towns and learn about the local culture and chat with the locals. I never ever think about how long I will live. Maybe 40 years maybe squished by a semi next Wednesday.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jan 26, 2018 1:18 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidIf it doesn't reverse the aging of skin no one would be interested in it. THAT'S the Holy Grail, if you think about it. No one would pay to live past 125 looking they weren't a day under 120 but almost EVERY 40+ would pay through the nose to look 25, even if they still had a normal lifespan.


    Amen brother!
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    Jan 26, 2018 2:30 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidI don't care about living older. At 54 and with my family genetics I will hit 90+ , and since I have stayed in relatively good shape that is an easy target. Is life as a 90+ year old worth living? Maybe, maybe not. I started life under Kennedy which now seems like ancient history. Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump. Do I care who is President? Not really. I go to the gym every morning and lift heavy weights. I work at my job every day to be the best I can be. I jump on my motorcycle when I get a chance and ride to random towns and learn about the local culture and chat with the locals. I never ever think about how long I will live. Maybe 40 years maybe squished by a semi next Wednesday.



    And then there is the most dangerous risk of all -- the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. -Randy Komisar
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Jan 26, 2018 8:10 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve said
    YVRguy saidIf it doesn't reverse the aging of skin no one would be interested in it. THAT'S the Holy Grail, if you think about it. No one would pay to live past 125 looking they weren't a day under 120 but almost EVERY 40+ would pay through the nose to look 25, even if they still had a normal lifespan.


    Amen brother!


    I actually like the way I look now in my late forties more than the way I looked when I was in my mid twenties. I'm actually more muscular and in better shape than in my twenties. I have more facial hair now than back then, although still not enough to grow a full beard. icon_sad.gif