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Unlocking Longevity: Can the Dublin Declaration & Menopause Research Pave the Way to 120 Years?

Today, we're navigating through the Dublin Declaration, an exciting call from top-tier scientists to halt ageing. We'll also be exploring Jennifer Garrison's intriguing take on menopause and its relation to longevity. Wrapping it up, Dr. Philip Borg, a leading radiologist, who's driving the benchmark of a 120-year lifespan.
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Welcome to your latest edition of the longevity research roundup – where we dive into the boldest scientific endeavours, and collective movements, aimed at enhancing the human lifespan.

Today, we’re navigating through the Dublin Declaration, an exciting call from top-tier scientists to halt aging. We’ll also be exploring Jennifer Garrison’s intriguing take on menopause and its relation to longevity. Wrapping it up, Dr. Philip Borg, a leading radiologist, who’s driving the benchmark of a 120-year lifespan.

Let’s journey forward…

Dublin Declaration: A Global Drive to Halt Aging (Forbes)

The Dublin Longevity Declaration, endorsed by over 60 top longevity scientists, is making waves in the anti-aging realm. Historically seen as inevitable, aging is now perceived as modifiable. These experts argue that even a modest extension in human healthspan can have profound societal benefits.

Various interventions, from metabolic adjustments to AI insights, are under investigation. As world-renowned figures like Dr. Brian Kennedy and Dr. Aubrey de Grey advocates for this cause, the journey to decode and conquer aging takes centre stage.

Menopause and Longevity: What’s the Connection? (Wired)

Jennifer Garrison from the Buck Institute is zeroing in on menopause’s unique connection to aging. With only five species, including humans, experiencing menopause, she believes understanding its nuances could reveal broader human aging secrets.

Although women generally outlive men, they grapple with health issues longer, often due to post-menopausal complications. Despite the significance, funding for this vital research remains disappointingly scant. Through her initiatives, such as the Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality, Garrison aims to bridge these gaps and champion women’s health insights.

Live to 120? Maltese Doctor Thinks It’s Possible (Times of Malta)

Dr. Philip Borg, a leading radiologist, is championing the benefits of preventive “wellness medicine” over conventional “sickness medicine.” Borg’s approach underscores early disease screening, combined with balanced lifestyle habits, as the key to potentially expanding one’s life expectancy up to 120 years.

He critiques the existing medical paradigm that focuses primarily on treating illnesses only once they manifest. Emphasizing proactive health management, Borg notes that 80% of deaths in non-smokers over 50 result from just four ailments. He stresses the value of early detection, comparing it to timely car maintenance. Borg’s vision of “wellness medicine” advocates for a quality-enhanced, prolonged life, driven by education and preventive care.

Without a doubt, the field of longevity is surging with a momentum never seen before. The combination of genetic insight, breakthrough research, and global collaboration paints a future where the lines defining human lifespan could be redrawn. As global interest peaks and revolutionary thinkers step forth, it’s becoming evident that our understanding of age is on the brink of transformation. From every corner of the world, the pursuit of life extension is gaining unparalleled traction.

We stand at a momentous juncture in human history, where science, aspiration, and innovation merge to redefine boundaries. So, as we continue this exciting journey, fasten your seatbelts and stay tuned for what’s to come.

Stay curious,

The Longr Reads Team.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis, Writer 

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