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What is the single, most important thing you can change to ensure a longer and healthier life?

I answer a fair number of questions on Quora.com. And I was recently asked: What is the single, most important thing you can change to ensure a longer and healthier life? Here’s my answer: In my new book Super You: How Technology has Revolutionized What it Means to Be Human more »

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Death is curable: Don’t let you children suffer the pain of burying you

It really makes me sad when I see people on Facebook lamenting the loss of parents or family members to illness or even old age. Longevity scientists are treating death as a non-inevitable condition that is ‘curable” using preventative medicine. And cryonicists are working to cure it after it happens. We more »

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Off label use for metformin including longevity: Frequently Asked Questions

After extensively researching the longevity chapter in our book Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What it Means to Be Human, (written with my wife Kay Walker and longtime collaborator Sean Carruthers) I came upon a low cost type II diabetes drug which I discovered enhances longevity. What follows is a guide more »

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This Baby Will Live to be 120: National Geographic Jumps on Longevity Bandwagon

“Our genes harbor many secrets to a long and healthy life. And now scientists are beginning to uncover them. IN A FIELD historically marred by exaggerated claims and dubious entrepreneurs hawking unproven elixirs, scientists studying longevity have begun using powerful genomic technologies, basic molecular research, and, most important, data on more »

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7 longevity assumptions that are wrong

Scientists who tracked 1,500 people over eight decades have discovered much of what has been taught about how to live a long life may be incorrect.

In 1921, just over 1,500 Californian children were selected to participate in a study led by a Stanford University psychologist and they were tracked over 80 years to their deaths. Researchers who took on the data in 2011 shattered some conventional longevity assumptions,

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