Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Can We Prevent Chronic Disease by Slowing Aging?

Gordon J. Lithgow, Ph.D.; Professor, Interdisciplinary Research Center, Geroscience, Buck Institute

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Aging is the single largest risk factor for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Such chronic diseases account for 75 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States. The physical, emotional and financial burden carried by those who suffer from age-related conditions and disease – as well as by their family members and caregivers – is one of the most significant challenges to our health-care system and welfare as a society. Emerging science suggests that chronic disease could be prevented by simply understanding aging. Lithgow will discuss the basic science behind the next biomedical revolution and look at what’s to come.

MLF: Grownups
Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: John W. Milford