Anti-Aging - Fact or Fiction

By: Ivanovich Cuxev

Anti-Aging is a highly controversially subject that is being researched to a large extent because scientists wonder if it really does exist. The war is not so much with the anti-aging process; it is with the actual meaning of anti-aging. Many people consider anti-aging to be a type of medicine or brands, where others consider it to be the slowing or preventing of the again process. So the question still remains, is anti-aging a fact or just fiction?

The answer really does depending on which definition you choose to follow. Scientists all agree that research still needs to be done on whether there are ways to reverse the again process. Technically there is no medical advice that can say whether anti-aging can really take place. Although there are many different ways to look younger on the outside, on the inside you are still aging. Their research is made difficult by the fact that it will take many years to figure out of a person is really reversing the process of age, and only then can they figure it out once the person dies.

In the medical field anti-aging means the prevention of age related diseases. This is different from the physical aspect of changing the aging process itself. There are many therapies that claim to be anti-aging therapies such as calorie restriction, healthier eating, and of course adding antioxidants to your body that medical personnel believe help the again process to some extent. However, when you look at the state of our society and the obesity problem that many people face, the question remains as to whether it is just making us healthier to live a normal life span as opposed to living longer. People are dying younger because of unhealthy eating habits that can lead to heart disease, so right now it is impossible to tell what a normal life span is.

There are many fraudulent brands that claim they are anti-aging treatments when in fact it is simply a name they put on a brand to tempt the person into buying it. There is little to no scientific proof that it actually works. There are creams that make your skin look younger, and exercise machines that help with anti-aging. Again, this is just a case where by looking and feeling younger it seems to help with our aging process. It has no bearing on how long we actually live.

Many therapies and interventions lengthen life spans by preventing unwanted diseases or cancer, but that does not mean that it should be considered anti-aging. It may help you live longer than you would if you had an incurable disease, but it won't help you live longer than what the natural life span is. So, in answer to the question of whether it is fact or fiction, there is no real answer at all.

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