– Coronary atherosclerosis
– Cerebrovascular disease
– Metabolic syndrome/diabetes
– Age-related macular degenerations: cataracts
– Autoimmune disease (breakdown of barriers & immune tolerance)
These are NOT an inevitable consequence of aging! WE DON’T NEED A CURE IF WE CAN POSTPONE THE ONSET. These diseases are heavily influenced by lifestyle factors – diet, nutrition & exercise.
“It takes 20 to 30 years to actually manifest Alzheimer’s – even though it’s eating up your brain – because you have reserve capacity. If you can measure that with imaging when you are 50 and you do an intervention when you are 50 and you change the trajectory (of the disease) even by a little bit, all of a sudden instead of getting Alzheimer’s when you are 70, you get it when you are 110. And then it’s no longer a problem.” George Bartzokis, MD U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs