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Prevention of Aging

Prevention of Aging:

Methods of prevention of Aging mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Aging.

Alternative Preventions for Aging

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Aging may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Aging.

Medical news about treatments for Aging

These medical news articles may be relevant to Aging treatment:

Prevention of Aging:

In search of the secrets of Aging: NIA (Excerpt)

Is there a maximum biological limit to the human life span, somewhere around 120 years? Or could we live much longer, given the right conditions? Answers to these and other fundamental questions about aging may now be within reach. (Source: excerpt from In search of the secrets of Aging: NIA)

Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Explorers once searched for the fountain of youth, and old legends tell of magic potions that keep people young. The ancient questions--Why do people grow old? How can we live longer?--still fascinate people, including the scientists who study aging (gerontologists). But their most important question is this: how can people stay healthy and independent as they grow older? (Source: excerpt from Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Antioxidants fight harmful molecules called oxygen free radicals, which are created by the body as cells go about their normal business of producing energy. Free radicals also come from smoking, radiation, sunlight, and other factors in the environment. (Source: excerpt from Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

No known substance can extend life, but the chances of staying healthy and living a long time can be improved:

  • Eat a balanced diet, including five helpings of fruits and vegetables a day.
  • Exercise regularly (check with a doctor before starting an exercise program).
  • Get regular health check-ups.
  • Donít smoke (itís never too late to quit).
  • Practice safety habits at home to prevent falls and fractures. Always wear your seatbelt in a car.
  • Stay in contact with family and friends. Stay active through work, play, and community.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun and the cold.
  • If you drink, moderation is the key. When you drink, let someone else drive.
  • Keep personal and financial records in order to simplify budgeting and investing. Plan long-term housing and money needs.
  • Keep a positive attitude toward life. Do things that make you happy. 
(Source: excerpt from Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Currently no treatments, drugs, or pills are known to slow aging or extend life in humans. Check with a doctor before buying pills or anything else that promises to slow aging, extend life, or make a big change in the way you look or feel.  (Source: excerpt from Life Extension Science or Science Fiction -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Americans spend billions of dollars each year on skin care products that promise to erase wrinkles, lighten age spots, and eliminate itching, flaking, or redness. But the simplest and cheapest way to keep your skin healthy and young looking is to stay out of the sun. (Source: excerpt from Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Prevention Claims: Aging

Information on prevention of Aging comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Aging prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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