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Will We Ever Live Until We Are 1,000 Years Old?

WILL WE EVER LIVE UNTIL WE ARE 1,000 YEARS OLD? Many medical scientists and experts worldwide report that extending life a possibility, but exactly how will man achieve such a lofty goal as 1,000 years? To answer this question, let's take a look at the medical research, as well as the facts on the aging populations of the world. The fact is, scientific research is proving this to be a real possibility, with some specialists believing the first person to live to be 1,000 is alive today. Experts in the field estimate, by 2030, there will be a million centenarians living across the globe. Presently, medical science is adding three months to human life expectancy each and every year. 100TH BIRTHDAY a GLOBAL LONGEVITY RESEARCH HEATS UP 2.4. /YEAR is the federal funding for "the biology of aging", excluding work on age-specific diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, according to the National Institute of Ageing Michael Rose, professor of evolutionary biology at the University of California, has achieved breakthrough results in extending the lives of fruit flies. 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% COOGOOG00 Biologists have successfully extended the lifespans of mice by as much as 70%, causing many longevity experts to believe ongoing research studies using our mammalian cousins will someday lead to life-extending therapies for the human race, too. THE METHUSELAH MOUSE PRIZE In 2003, the Methuselah Foundation introduced the Methuselah Mouse Prize, or Mprize, to encourage the development of revolutionary new life extension therapies. METHUSELAH FOUNDATION extending healthy human life Kevin Perrott, a scientific advisor for the Methuselah Foundation, believes research into functional life extension therapies in mice that normally live only three to five years, by applying treatments late in life, could lead to longer lives for humans, too. 1 WHAT'S THE BUZZ ABOUT BLUE ZONES? LOMA LINDA SARDINIA CALIFORNIA ITALY OKINAWA NICOYA PENINSULA JAPAN COSTA RICA IKARIA GREECE ЧЧК 50% LESS 20% LESS MORE 90yrs OLD In 2010, there were more In Ikaria, heart disease occurs at half the rate and there is 20% less cancer than in the U.S. There is also more healthy people over 90 years old than anywhere else in the world. than 44,000 centenarians in the country of Japan. A LEADING AUTHORITY SPEAKS OUT "The first person to live to 150 has already been born." Dr. Aubry de Gray, chief scientific officer of SENS According to Dr. de Grey, we must be able to eliminate infectious disease, as well as the diseases that affect older people. Dr. de Grey describes aging as the lifelong accumulation of various types of molecular and cellular damage throughout the body; however, our bodies have a massive army of defenses against harmful free radicals, and what he calls, the accumulation of "garbage." The key, according to Dr. de Grey, is to perfect the bodily systems that repair the damage that results from harmful free radicals and the bodies to reaction to them. He envisions doctors of the future providing regular maintenance to help their geriatric patients live longer, healthier lives free of disease, including gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of other advanced medical techniques. ? SO, WILL WE BE ABLE TO LIVE TO 1,000? At the rate medical research is moving, longevity experts and medical researches answer answer with a resounding YES! As to when that will happen, no one really knows at this time. All scientists can do is make an educated guess. Presently, the world's longest-living person on record lived to the ripe old age of 122. 199 Sources dailygalaxy, dailymail, singularityhub, mprize, io9 П

Will We Ever Live Until We Are 1,000 Years Old?

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Many medical scientists and experts worldwide report that extending life a possibility, but exactly how will man achieve such a lofty goal as 1000 years?

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