X-Message-Number: 24861
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 00:18:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Doug Skrecky <>
Subject: 50 to 90 years to a 200 year lifespan?

> Message #24852 From: 
>    Things might not stand for the next 50 or 90 years the way they
> stand today
  Unfortunately this may do little good to people in the over 50
generation. The way I see it the most likely fate of people like you and
me are variations on Roy Walford's fate. We might beat his
expiry date of 79 by a few years, but acheive little more than this,
unless - some major breakthrough is made very soon.
  It seems the prospects for this are not good, if one polls medical
scientists. Currently the only dietary alteration that I am aware
of that *might* have a large impact is a very low AGE/ALE diet. This
dramatically lengthened lifespan in a relatively short lived diabetic
rodent model. It has not been tested in long lived rodent species, except
indirectly via calorie restriction. However these diets only lower
AGE/ALE intake by 30 - 50%, and the lifespan results in middle aged
rodents have not been good. A diet truly low in Advanced
Glycoxidation/Lipoxidation End-products has yet to be tested.

[eg:  RIP   Doomed Doug: 85 years (lots of nuts & no smoking)
            Brave Ben:   95 years (Lots of vegys & CR)
      Audacious Aubry: 8595 years (and counting)]

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