By Sarah Keane • 03 January 2021 • 15:36
SCIENTISTS are developing drugs to reverse the ageing process which could double the human life span
Top biologist Andrew Steele predicts that scientists are on the cusp of making a breakthrough which will effectively reverse the ageing process in humans and effectively double the expected lifespan. In his book, Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old, Mr Steele says that the “dream of anti-ageing medicine” is very close to becoming a reality.
Mr Steele told The Guardian that drugs being developed could prevent the usual health issues associated with getting older, such as arthritis and brittle bones, essentially “increasing a person’s healthspan.”
“We can come up with treatments that slow down the whole ageing process, deferring diseases into the future,” he added.
“I think we are very likely to have a drug that treats ageing in the next 10 years,” Mr Steel predicted.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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