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Aging (Albany NY). 2012 August; 4(8): 547–552.
Published online 2012 August 20.
PMCID: PMC3461342

How to save Medicare: the anti-aging remedy

Abstract

The unprecedented progress in aging research has revealed that rapamycin, a clinically approved drug, is actually an anti-aging agent, which potentially could be employed to delay age-related diseases, thus extending healthy life span. The possibility of preventing diseases by staying young is remarkable in itself. At the same time this advance could save Medicare as we know it. Here I discuss how anti-aging interventions could solve otherwise intractable political problems without tax increases or curtailment of health care benefits.

Keywords: health care, diseases, aging, rapamycin

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