Re: [GRG] RIP Dr. Denham Harman, father of “free-radical theory of aging, ” 1916-2014

Hi,

 

There
is a certain group of people that can be defined as those who would come to my
attentiion by dying, and then after a light search it seems that they practiced
a supplementing/and/or otherwise healthy lifestyle. I have no idea how big the
group is, but deaths are becoming few and far between, and at advanced
ages.  Just three since 2006.

I
now add Denham Harman to the list. 
Average age at death 95+ since 2006. Still nothing on heart disease. These
data are suggestive that the hearts of such people should last to about 100.
Cancer deaths are dropping as well, we are doing something better in this
regard, it seems.

Here’s
my ongoing record. Can anyone add, or ammend it?

I
know of only 14 life extentionists who have died or contracted some serious age
related disease as of Jan 2012. 11 had cancer with nine dying of it, or
complications related to it. One, Jim Fixx, the jogger,  died of congenital heart disease at age 52,
and was not known to have used supplements or a healthy diet. Jack LaLanne died
of pneumonia.

As
of ’09 the record  shows 11 cases of age
related cancer, and no cases of another age related disease. The cancer deaths
are strangely grouped very closely to age 69. Three are deaths due to brain
cancer, and all three presumably took growth hormone. Mintz claimed to, while
South and Donaldson wrote an article and a book praising its use. Saul Kent has
apparently survived a brian tumor, and took growth hormone for a short while.

Niether
the 11 cancers vs no other age related diseases nor the four brain tumors can
be conincidences.

The
obvious conclusions are, growth hormone causes brain cancer, and the
supplemental, and life style regimens developed in the ‘90’s are greatly more
efficous against vascular diseases than cancers. On these data alone the
efficacy could be strongly negative on cancer while being null on vascular disease,
or null/negative on cancer while being positive on heart disease. No affect on
both is statistically very, let me say very, very, unlikely. 

The
literature as a whole is conclusive that life style and supplements protect
against vascular disease which would rule out the former possibility.

The
take home message is to continue or adopt the life style/supplementation
regimens popular in the late 90’s and look for more modern interventions that
protect against cancer. These would be low calorie diets featuring carrots,
apples, cruciferous veggies, and tomato juice simmered for one hour with olive
oil. Hi green tea consumption or extracts for women,  (very hi for men), milk thistle, vitamin K2,  and turmeric or curcumen. All of these have
been strongly documented in medically accepted literature except green tea and
curcumen which are on the verge of being further documented if ongoing trials
report positively.

Below
is a complete list of all the examples I know of. Can anyone add to it? Public
or private examples.  I particulary seek
falsifying examples i e age related vascular diseases.

Thomas

Name
/age at death        Condition L/D                   Regimen                                                             

*Adelle
Davis         70     D 
bone can                   Diet, supplements

Allan
Mintz           69      D 
brain can                     
growth hormone

*Ben
Hess                       L  neck can                      supplements

FM-2030              70        D pancreatic can                ?

*James
South       62         D 
brain can         growth hormone, supps

Jim
Fixx               52       D congential CVD         Jogging

*Linus
Pauling       93       D prostate can                   vitamin C,B

*Mrs.
Pauling        76       D stomach can                  vitamin C, B

Nathan
Pritikin      69      D Leukemia/suicide           Diet, exercise

Saul
Kent                       L brain
tumor?                   supps,

*Tom
Donaldson   61      
D brain can           supps, growth hormone

*Jack
Lalanne       96      D 
pneumonia      supps  exercise attitude

 Bernard Strehler 76      D 
stroke   CR?

*Roy
Walford         79      D 
ALS                    CR supps

Joe
Weider            93     D Amyloidosis             exercise supps

*Denham
Harman   98       ??                             
lifestyle/antioxidents

2
CVD cases.    7 cancers one pneumonia one ALS in 9
supplementers

3
brain cancers for growth hormone users 
and Kent took GH for a few months

9
of these (the ones with an asterisk) are reasonably well documented to have
supplemented heavily. 6 had cancer, one pneumonia, and one ALS.

The
last to have died of cancer is Thomas Donaldson in Jan, 2006, or James South at
about the same date. We have now gone six years without a cancer death. Could
something we are now taking, but were not before 2005 be protecting us?

The
only death since 2006 has been Jack Lalanne at age 96. Could we be suffering
death at a rate much lower than standard? If there are one hundred such people,
median age 60, we should be seeing a death every year on average. Now in 2013
Joe Weider at age 93. And now in 2014 Denham Harman at age 98

 

 

Advertisements

About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. http://www.AgingIntervention.org Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s