For the last few decades, medicine, public health and science have been able to add 1 or 2 years every decade to life expectancy. If we can consistently add 10 or more years to life expectancy for adults every decade then theoretically we could achieve longevity escape velocity.
The longevity escape velocity diagrams are based on theoretical statistical averages and groups with the assumption of new technologies.
Health Maintenance is a fundamental assumption of longevity escape velocity. If a person or nation did not have basic sanitation then the people would die from communicable diseases and not from aging.
The chances are increasing that senescent cell companies, gene therapy companies, stem cell companies and some other biotechnology companies will be able to deliver early stage antiaging rejuvenation in the next 10 to 30 years.
Robust age rejuvenation will be the comprehensive reversal or repair of about 30 years of aging.
Individuals will need to follow an exercise and proper diet regimen in order to maximize the longevity that they will get along with the age reversal or rejuvenation treatments.
Currently, those who do not take care of themselves have a fairly high risk of dying at 40-65. Those who really abuse drugs and other substances can die far earlier. Those who take good care of themselves have a good but not certain chance of living to 85-95 years of age.
In the coming age of Robust age rejuvenation, the variance in lifespan will increase. The lower limit on dying early from health abuse or health neglect will NOT be changed. The upper limit will be changed if the right treatments are used in combination with exercise and proper diet. It could be possible that some people could live longer with a bad lifestyle while depending upon super-medical treatments. However, those people would be vastly reducing their chances.
It will be important to maintain your health as well as possible to avoid becoming frail before the first successful antiaging treatments. It will also be necessary to avoid becoming frail before each of the next age reversal and aging damage repair treatments.
Details of Longevity Escape Velocity – Repairing Damage to Pull Away from Frailty and Death
Frailty is common for people over the age of 70. Frailty basically is where you have about half of the lean muscle mass that you had when you were about 25. Frailty also involves weak bones and diminished lung capacity and reduced organ functions.
There is an antiaging paper that describes about 37 health factors that need to be maintained at a non-frail level.
There is a 76-page Methuselah Foundation study of the physical and biological tests to determine what success would mean for someone who is 90 years old to be as healthy as someone who is 50.
The study looks at 37 medical tests or assessments.
Strong Muscles, Strong Bones, Mobility and a Sharp Mind
Safer protocols involving creatine and other supplements can also make it easier to effectively increase muscle mass. A healthy young person has about double the muscle mass of someone with Sarcopenia.
Written By Brian Wang. Nextbigfuture.com
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