Reducing the risk of chronic diseases

Imagine if a team of researchers discovered medication which significantly reduced people’s chances of developing obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and many of the most common cancers, thus cutting the overall risk of developing those diseases by 50-80 percent. This would immediately translate into a Nobel Prize and become the most sensational front-page news in all the major newspapers and magazines around the world!

However, this medication is already here: it’s called healthy nutrition, physical exercise, cognitive training, and meditation together with some other lifestyle interventions that regulate key anti-aging pathways. Preclinical and clinical studies have shown that it is possible for people to substantially reduce the risk of developing many common chronic diseases and maximise their health and longevity. 

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