AGE CAN BE TREATED LIKE A DISEASE
Although this statement seems difficult to accept, the field of science dedicated to fighting old age is not new. Indeed it may even be one of the oldest and most advanced. It began with the alchemists who, through their chaotic research in search of the philosopher’s stone and the panacea, stumbled across numerous chemical compounds and medicinal plants. Thus the quest began in the bronze age in China and in the ancient Egyptian empire. Since then four thousand years have passed in the fight against the alleged irreversibility of old age and death.
De Grey, an English scientist, defines ageing as “a series of cumulative effects derived from our metabolism that, sooner or later, end up killing us”. He expands: “A series of cumulative changes in the cellular and molecular structure of an adult organism result in essential metabolic processes that, after sufficient progress lead to metabolic disorders, eventually leading to disease and death.”