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    New research on aging: Senescent cells, are bad actors

    “People used to see aging as a rusting nail — there’s nothing you can do about it,” Dr. Campisi said. “But we now know that there are processes that are driving aging, and that those processes can be meddled with.”

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    I read that article in the paper this morning. The one line that caught my attention was "The cells secrete agents that stimulate the immune system and cause low-level inflammation." I seem to recall that there is some research that indicates the benefit of aspirin is that it reduces inflammation. Perhaps there's a correlation? I'm taking a baby aspirin daily, maybe I'll live forever...
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    Small amounts of aspirin reduce many mediators of inflammation and also reduce the viscosity of your blood - it improves microcirculation. I do think aspirin could help prolong lifespan - for those reasons.

    Lots of things we eat help push us one way or another, of course.
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    We've already jammed the earth with 7 billion people by creating life the old fashion way. One billion are suffering from hunger and starvation. Now we want to make people who live forever. I'm not sure we are using our brain power in the right way.

    PLUS the results sound hokey because mice DIDN'T live any longer.

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