Disease or not, aging is easily treatable

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Abstract

Is aging a disease? It does not matter because aging is already treated using a combination of several clinicallyavailable drugs, including rapamycin. Whether aging is a disease depends on arbitrary definitions of both disease and aging. For treatment purposes, aging is a deadly disease (or more generally, pre-disease), despite being a normal continuation of normal organismal growth. It must and, importantly, can be successfully treated, thereby delaying classic age-related diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration.

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Blagosklonny, M. V. (2018). Disease or not, aging is easily treatable. Aging, 10(11), 3067–3078. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.101647

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