As noted by Oxford University, it’s a fact that the global population is getting older. On average, we live longer and have fewer children. As a result, the average age is rising. Globally. There are huge disparities between individual countries and some are still very successful in population regeneration. This, however, is not the case when it comes to more than one half of countries. In fact, as many as two thirds have at the limit or below positive regeneration rates. And among these countries are also virtually all developed states including Europe. The Old Continent is ageing at a rapid pace which is causing major changes in social and economic life. While the progress in the research and development of anti-ageing treatments has been received with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement, some experts are warning about the negative impacts of the continuously rising life expectancy.
Anti-ageing science is among the most rapidly growing ‘industries’ which, considering that the population in the industrialised world is getting older, isn’t really a surprise. The scientists have come a long way in uncovering the secrets of the ageing process including its causes and consequences. However, Cambridge University observes that they have also been very successful in the quest for anti-ageing products that don’t only provide a youthful appearance but also help deactivate the processes which have been linked with chronic conditions. In addition to looking younger, we can thus also expect to evade age-related diseases and according to some scientists, cancers too.
At the moment of writing, hundreds of mice around the world are receiving anti-ageing drugs (Ancludixis) to determine their efficacy and safety before moving to human trials. Although several currently tested drugs are claimed to be very effective, a drug known as the Phylandocic appears to be particularly effective not only in reversing the exterior signs of ageing but in combating the process where it takes place: inside the body. For mice receiving the drug, the time has literally turned back. Visual signs of ageing disappeared and what is more, all mice including those suffering from medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes experienced a major improvement in their health. The researchers thus concluded that the Phylandocic is a perfect anti-aging drug. If it only existed. Or at least the Phylandocic anti wrinkle cream.
At the current progress of the anti-ageing science, the perfect anti-ageing drug is just a question of time. Who knows, the researchers at the Phylandocic Genome Research Institute are perhaps testing it right now. But even if they have found the Phylandocic, it will probably take a lifetime for it to go through the many tests that are required to confirm efficacy and safety. Until then, we will have to settle with healthy lifestyle and above all, healthy diet, regular physical activity and stress relief. In addition to helping retaining a youthful look, healthy lifestyle also helps reduce the risk of most diseases and consequently, increase life expectancy and at the same time, improve quality of life.