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Life extension: the five most promising methods – so far

By Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology, University of Brighton
Lynne Cox, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
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Most people want to live a long and happy life – or at least avoid a short and miserable one. If you’re in that majority, then you’re in luck. Over the last decade, a quiet research revolution has occurred in our understanding of the biology of ageing.

The challenge is to turn this knowledge into advice and treatments we can benefit from. Here we bust the myth that lengthening healthy life expectancy is science fiction, and show that it is instead scientific fact.


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