Theory Article Volume 10, Issue 11 pp 3067—3078
Disease or not, aging is easily treatable
- 1 Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
received: August 15, 2018 ; accepted: November 2, 2018 ; published: November 17, 2018 ;https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.101647
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Is aging a disease? It does not matter because aging is already treated using a combination of several clinically-available drugs, including rapamycin. Whether aging is a disease depends on arbitrary definitions of both disease and aging. For treatment purposes, aging is a deadly disease (or more generally, pre-disease), despite being a normal continuation of normal organismal growth. It must and, importantly, can be successfully treated, thereby delaying classic age-related diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration.