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Superdrug could eradicate Alzheimer's and let us live to 100
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:56 am 
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Scientists are on the brink of developing a 'long-life super-drug' which could spell the end for Alzheimer's and diabetes whilst allowing people to live into their 100s.

Experts have pinpointed three genes which can extend life past 100 and prevent diseases that commonly strike in old age.

Two genes boost the production of so-called good cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, while the third prevents diabetes. Read more

Let us have your views?

Would you like to know you definitely have many year's ahead, with maybe other pains and possibly poverty most of the time?


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Re: Superdrug could eradicate Alzheimer's and let us live to 100
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:01 am 
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We would be unable to support such an ageing population, we are having trouble as it is now!

Also, what about the the land being stripped now of it's minerals to fund the present demand?


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Re: Superdrug could eradicate Alzheimer's and let us live to 100
PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:22 am 
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Exactly Jo,
This would all have to be compensated and paid for.
Firstly, retiring age may be pushed up to, who knows, 75?

Secondly, the younger generations would also have to heavily finance this and their own future, causing, I think, a growing resentment to the older population. Even today, there are often remarks passed as to why we should get this and that free, e.g. bus passes, prescriptions etc.

Thirdly, do we want to live this long? what would be the quality of life be at 100+?

Let nature take its course, as God intended it to.


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