HIV, Immunosenescence, and Accelerated Aging
This is from a source we used in last weeks Longevity Reporter. I think it is written well and easy for the average person to understand
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This is a look at the correlation between the immune system and aging.
HIV is highlighted as a disease state to study accelerated aging.
Correlates a immunosenescence immune system to earlier death.
Link to story;
BelowI am attaching a graph from a presentation I did with a colleague at Oxford that is correlated to this thinking. This is one slide from a presentation we called “How We Die” Death rates on the y axis are in deaths per 100,000 and the x axis are the years of age
white oval- This highlights how many people died before 10 years of age in 1850 – we can see this line continue a downward slope. Disease at youth takes its toll. You can see that our 1850 population is not robust in adulthood
green arrows- -antibiotics and vaccines- in 1975 our children are more robust and therefore our population is healthier
Blue arrow- this has been attributed vastly to the cessation of smoking 4,000+ cigarettes per person a year is down to <800 per person per year. That added about 6-12 years of healthy lifespan (health span). So throw out those cigarettes. We see here that we are learning to add a few things a take a few bad habits away. Great!
Red oval – Maximum lifespan has not changed – intervention has just made it more likely you will reach it. as a matter of fact you are 6 x more likely to reach it now than you were in 1850. 80% of people today will live to be 70 years old!
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