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Pill to live to 150
The Telegraph ^ | 03/10/2013 | Stephen Adams,

Posted on 03/10/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT by Beave Meister

The drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol, found in red wine, an organic chemical believed to have an anti-aging effect, by boosting activity of a protein called SIRT1.

GSK, the pharmaceutical firm, is testing them on people with particular medical conditions, namely Type II diabetes and psoriasis, a serious skin condition.

David Sinclair, professor of genetics at Harvard University, said aging might not actually be an "irreversible affliction".

He said: “Now we are looking at whether there are benefits for those who are already healthy.

"Things there are also looking promising. We're finding that aging isn't the irreversible affliction that we thought it was.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: catholic; gop; health; liberals; medical; obama; redwine; resveratrol; scientists; sirt1; telegraph; thegreenmile
What will the new retirement age be and if I live to be 150 years old can I collect my pension for 85 years?
1 posted on 03/10/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

My stepdad always said, “Stick with the grape.”


2 posted on 03/10/2013 3:24:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Beave Meister

No, but you can work to 149 1/2.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 3:25:44 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: right way right

Very Funny


4 posted on 03/10/2013 3:26:36 PM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister

Sure, a pill might get you to 150 but Soretoro’s death panel will stop you at 35 or an ingrown toenail whichever comes first.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 3:26:40 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Beave Meister

Do I have to?


6 posted on 03/10/2013 3:27:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beave Meister

Oh joy.

90 years of sagginess


7 posted on 03/10/2013 3:30:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Beave Meister

Helen Thomas already discovered the fountain of youth..drinking virgin blood for the past 300 years.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 3:35:10 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Beave Meister

They’ve already trademarked the name- Methuzelone


9 posted on 03/10/2013 3:40:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (NOT Obama's pill)
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To: Beave Meister

Who wants to, not me.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 3:46:47 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Beave Meister

This can’t happen unless people work to age 100. There isn’t enough money in the world to keep the Baby Boomers going this long.

Instead, at 85, they’ll be getting a pink slip telling them they’ve been dumped from ObamaCare. Problem solved.


11 posted on 03/10/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Beave Meister

I’m already taking supplements with resveratrol, red wine & grape seed extracts.

I wonder how much they are using in these tests? Recommended dose of the capsules I’m using is one day.

I’m not a physician; do your own due diligence, or consult a doctor:

http://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-resveratrol-grape-seed-red-wine-extracts


12 posted on 03/10/2013 3:53:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

So do I — in the form of cognac.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 3:59:24 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Cicero

I prefer the red wine delivery system ... you remain happy whether the stuff is reducing your aging processes or not, and it makes the gals a lot prettier. Unfortunely, it doesn’t mke you any handsomer ... unless she’s drinking the medicine with you!


14 posted on 03/10/2013 4:04:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Beave Meister
Already been done...(WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE)
15 posted on 03/10/2013 4:04:19 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Beave Meister

Yep. That’s what I want. Barbara Streisand, Cher and Jane Fonda all 140 years old sitting on a park bench asking the young guys that go by if they would “Like to see where the elephant keeps his peanuts?”


16 posted on 03/10/2013 4:10:17 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Beave Meister

Thanks, but no thanks.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: Beave Meister

Who in their right mind would want to live to be 150 during these times?! Give me a pill that subtracts 50 years so I don’t have to worry about having no savings or social security to live on with the thief in the WH trying to leave us broke and penniless without social security to live on if I live long enough to use it (they keep wanting to move the goal posts so the recipients will die before they ever get to use it if it’s even there by that time).


18 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Beave Meister

Yeh like who lives to 150 or even comes close? Look at the late Jack Lalanne, an avid lifetime exercise lifestyle, extremely healthy diet and husband to one wife. He lived to age 95 God bless him but he didn’t even crack the century mark.
Life in the birthday suit has a shelf life and no one escapes it—albeit one can delay the inevitable at times.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:55 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: blueunicorn6

Um, ewww


20 posted on 03/10/2013 4:25:26 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Dallas59

My eyes, my eyes, Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhha


21 posted on 03/10/2013 4:29:30 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Vinnie
"Who wants to, not me."

I hear ya ...getting a little tired of this world myself. I'd hate to get to the point that I rely on government health care to keep me going.

22 posted on 03/10/2013 4:29:38 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Beave Meister

i will wait to see the side effects of the synthetic resveratrol.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 4:42:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Baynative

No offense to those of you who don’t want to live an extra 50 years or even want to subtract 50, but really no one is keeping you. Go for it.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 4:44:56 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

25 posted on 03/10/2013 4:46:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Beave Meister
"We're finding that aging isn't the irreversible affliction that we thought it was."

The actual root cause of aging was discovered some time ago. When cells die, and are replaced by new cells, there is always a very tiny bit of degradation in the copy. Sort of like what happens if you copy a xerox from a xerox, from a xerox, etc.

It was theorized, that if it were possible to make new cells that were perfect copies of the cells they were replacing, then logically, there should be no aging.

Long story short, experiments with mice and other animals proved the theory was correct. Here's an excerpt of an article that explains the science behind this:

"Inside the center or nucleus of a cell, our genes are located on twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer.

Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism's genetic information to cause cancer, other diseases or death.

Yet, each time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter. When they get too short, the cell no longer can divide and becomes inactive or "senescent" or dies. This process is associated with aging, cancer and a higher risk of death."

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/telomeres/

26 posted on 03/10/2013 4:51:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Beave Meister

Chavez had tried to revive the bones of the 230 year old Simon Bolivar but the very dead skeletal bones of the El Libertador was having none of it.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 5:02:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Windflier

Each time a cell reproduces the telomeres are cut in half. At a certain pre determined point the cell will cease to replicate itself and die off(apoptosis). As far as I know though cancer cells do not lose telomeres and continue to make complete duplicates including a full set of telomeres.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 5:57:51 PM PDT by cdpap
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To: txrefugee
Instead, at 85, they’ll be getting a pink slip telling them they’ve been dumped from ObamaCare. Problem solved.

Every citizen on their 85th birthday will report for mandatory health screening. Nobody returns.

29 posted on 03/10/2013 6:19:45 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: tflabo
He lived to age 95 God bless him but he didn’t even crack the century mark.

The average life expectancy has gone way up but the maximum lifespan hasn't changed much, being just a little over the century mark.

30 posted on 03/10/2013 6:28:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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To: Williams

I can’t imagine the horror of being 80 plus years old in a socialistic country controlled by liberals which I believe America will be by 2024.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 7:17:56 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Beave Meister

32 posted on 03/10/2013 7:40:58 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Beave Meister

This will depend... Can i live as a 30-40 year old body until i hit 145 and then decline rapidly?

If so, sign me up....

There is so much to do in life. I’d have a third, or even forth career.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 7:47:05 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dallas59

how dare you !!! I hadn’t finished my lunch. Thomas got the placebo. Makes a hag an even more grizzled hag in no time at all. Sort of reverse of scientific trials aims. Ahh but who’s countin. What’s a few eons ......


34 posted on 03/10/2013 8:10:34 PM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: Dead Corpse

Reminds me of something George Burns said: ‘Sex at age 90 is like shooting pool with a rope’


35 posted on 03/10/2013 8:37:35 PM PDT by JakeSladder
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To: Secret Agent Man

Side affects already known. Helen Thomas being studied in depth to learn what went wrong.


36 posted on 03/10/2013 8:58:04 PM PDT by Long Jon No Silver
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To: Long Jon No Silver

What, you can live to 150 but you turn into a anti-semite, weathered handbag? Hard tradeoff.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 9:03:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Beave Meister

Life insurance just got cheaper, but health insurance skyrocketed.


38 posted on 03/10/2013 9:05:12 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: JakeSladder

If I could live the next hundred years in exactly the same health and relative physical condition I’m in now?

I’d jump at that chance.


39 posted on 03/11/2013 5:50:20 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: cdpap
Each time a cell reproduces the telomeres are cut in half.

Yes, telomeres shrink each time a cell reproduces, but only by a bit (not half). Over time, the length of the telomeres are reduced to the point that the new cells are degraded copies of the original - hence the aging process.

The most fascinating news about this discovery, is that scientists have also discovered how to prevent the telomeres from shrinking. In a nutshell, the dream of Ponce DeLeon has finally been realized.

40 posted on 03/11/2013 10:31:14 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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