Is Aging a Disease?

Aging is arguably one of the most important unsolved problems of humanity, yet less than 0.1 percent of the federal research budget is spent on understanding the aging process. Why isn’t Big Pharma investing in anti-aging drugs?

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  • @giancarlojoelaguirrerevolo8466 says:

    One of Aubrey de Grey goals is to convince health 🫀 zarions that aging is a deseases, so it can finally be tackle by scientist and help reverse aging, hopefully it is in this decade.

  • @katherineeastwood843 says:

    Wow fascinating! Language has so much power in how we think about health and what gets funded and promoted. Personally, I think this is deep rooted in our collective fear of death as a culture. Aging should be considered as a stage in life. Just as youth has its own risks and benefits aging has benefits as well (wisdom) and a specific set of risk factors.

  • @CRM-114 says:

    Yes, it is.

  • @Comenta-san says:

    tha AI guys like Sam Altman and Elon Musk, are serious about this topic. They believe aging is a “solvable problem”

    • @miloradvlaovic says:

      Elon Musk is not serious about anything. He’s immature and narcissistic – if a superbly gifted salesman.

      If you care to know about people who are currently the most dedicated group on solving the aging look up SENSA.
      As for individuals try David Sinclair, Aubrie de Grey etc.

  • @allencrider says:

    I turned 70 last December and now I realize that I’m a sick, sick man 😂

  • @CarnivoreOrVegan says:

    If aging is a disease, so is being born, living and dying. Eating can also be considered an illness. Why can’t we live without eating? Isn’t talking with your mouth a disease? Why can’t we communicate telepathically?

  • @theaccidentalsenior says:

    I view aging as a ‘condition’; “the state of something with regard to its appearance, quality, or working order”.

  • @VeganLinked says:

    We need to get you and Bryan Johnson in the same room! Or even better his medical team and see what kind of magic arises. 💚

  • @VeganLinked says:

    I’ll never forget the time when I heard you say we don’t die of old age we die of disease. That gave me a lot of hope 🙂

  • @mchagawa1615 says:

    Fascinating – and a sad commentary on the state of pharmaceuticals ^^”

  • @rafa3lico says:

    Dr. David Sinclair!

  • @AH-cy4md says:

    What we need is better education for handling aging and death with compassion. Our inability to accept our mortality can lead to dark places; there’s so many horror/sci-fi stories/movies about it

  • @HealthZo says:


  • @miloradvlaovic says:

    It’s fascinating that a lot of people vehemently oppose this point when it’s one of the rare notions the (Abrahamic) religions and science agree firmly on.
    Sure it’s not a dissease but one of the effects of a curse in religion (although come to think of it, that does not exclude the posibility it is a disease) but still something very wrong and in the need of fixing.

    It’s also noteworthy that most proponents of the “aging is normal” nonsense are quite old themselves or having a mental condition which affects mood.

    In any case; currently the aim is healthspan rather than some form of immortality

  • @Austinite333 says:

    Let’s not ignore the natural aspect of the lifecycle in any living species. We humans peak in our early 20’s and by 40 are already in a state of decline. Sure a good diet, healthy living choices and proper exercise can add years of quality life but that is it for now. Maybe 10 more years. It will be science unlocking the secrets of natural aging and reversing them who will be the larger contributor to extended life. I also question as to why you want to live all those extra years in an old body?

  • @NutritionFactsOrg says:

    Dr. Greger’s new book, How Not to Age, is all about aging, and you can get your copy now from your local public library or wherever books are sold.

  • @Just4AZ1 says:

    I am not interested in living forever but however many years I do have on this planet, I want to be as healthy as I can right up to the end.

  • @bruceandersen5765 says:

    If you look in the Bible . You will see right from the start that diseases and death originally began when Adam and Eve SINNER. We inherited sin and death.😊 The only remedy is John 3:16& 17. We can die in the waters of baptism and rise to new life and the promise of everlasting life.

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