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Methods for slowing or reversing aging and extending human life

Life extension is the idea of extending the human lifespan, either modestly – through improvements in medicine – or dramatically by increasing the maximum lifespan beyond its generally settled limit of 125 years.


Diary of an Immortal Man, by Richard Dooling, May 1999
The store doesn't carry Kundera, but it does have a new book called Immortality: How Science Is Extending Your Life Span--and Changing the World. ... Ben Bova ... does explain how my cells age and ultimately die and how it soon may be possible to arrest or even reverse this process.
Obesity Not a Government Problem, by Charley Reese, 19 Jun 2006
Argues that although humans, including children, have become less active than our ancestors and thus more prone to be obese, it is not government's role to interfere with people's eating habits
I interviewed a guy who was supposed to be one of the foremost geriatric scientists in the world. At the end of our conversation, I asked him if science knew anything that would prolong life. "Eat less," he said, and then explained about tests with rats. Those whose caloric intake was reduced 30 percent lived longer and were healthier than the others. That's true, no doubt. Reducing caloric intake isn't the whole story of healthy eating, but it's an important part as far as keeping the flab off.
Related Topics: Children, Government
Socialized Medicine in a Wealthy Country, by Lew Rockwell, Mises Daily, 2 Dec 2006
Discusses the view of socialized medicine held by left-socialists, examining the problems that existed in Soviet-controlled countries as well as current U.S. problems, and urges a "complete separation of health and state"
Everyone speaks as if the resources that are required to sustain life beyond its natural term belong to all of us to spend how we as a society have decided. Think of the debate over Terry Schiavo ... Not once ... was the issue of who was paying brought up ... There is no getting around the fact that the institution that is the source of funding will ultimately make the decisions on how resources are used. The more that programs like Medicare and Medicaid pay for life extension, the more the government will be in a position to decide when a person's life must be sustained and when it must end.
Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity, by John Mackey, Liberty, Jun 2006
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
Try to imagine, for just a minute, how much we could improve the health of Americans if we embraced the ideals that I have outlined here: self-responsibility, competition, deregulation, and tax incentives. Let markets truly work in health care and I have little doubt that the health of Americans would improve immensely. I predict that we would see an increase in longevity to nearly 100 years within just a few decades—true freedom and innovation. Are good health and increased longevity worthy ideals for our movement to embrace? I think they are!


The Anti-Aging Zone
    by Barry Sears, 1998
Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach
    by Durk Pearson, Sandy Shaw, 1982

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Life extension" as of 10 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.