Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?
Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D.; Professor, Interdisciplinary Research Center, Geroscience, Buck Institute
Aging is the single largest risk factor for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Such chronic diseases account for 75 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States. The physical, emotional and financial burden carried by those who suffer from age-related conditions and disease – as well as by their family members and caregivers – is one of the most significant challenges to our… Show more
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