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Research into Extending the Human Lifespan

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Started: 4/11/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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henriquetorres

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Point 1: If you can control the diseases related with the aging process, the human lifespan will increase. Twenty years ago, the Life Extension Research program said,"Convincing evidence shows that with the proper intake of nutrients, hormones,certain drugs, and lifestyle changes." Scientists have also stated that they can control 14 of the most age related diseases. Such as chronic inflamaation, glycosalation, methylation deficit, mitochondrial enerfy deletion, horomone imbalance,excess calcification, fatty acid imbalance, digestive enzyme imbalance, digestive enzyme imbalance deficit, excitocity, circulaory deficit, oxadative stress. doing this it could cause an extension in the human lifespan.

source: www.lef.org
username2014

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Point 1:
Age naturally does a deal on your body. Fatigue and pain are common in older people. Medical problems in the elderly can involve any organ system in the body. Most conditions result from decreased function or degeneration of the involved organ. Such examples include: Musculoskeletal diseases like osteoarthritis which inflames joints, neurologic diseases like dementia that worsen vision, hearing, and balance problems, and/or the many wide varieties cancers. Even if the human life span could be extended these diseases cause extreme pain and damage to the body.
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http://www.medicinenet.com...
Debate Round No. 1
henriquetorres

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Point 2: dietary restriction
If humans used a dietary restriction by decreasing the intake of nutrients and the nutrient sense pathway. If humans do follow the restrictions, it prevents diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases which are related to aging diseases. Dietary restrictions lead to an increased amounts cellular recycling and repair broken mechanisms in the body. A calorie restriction diet aims to reduce the calories to 40-70 % level which can lead to a longer human lifespan. This was proven by a laboratory experiment done by scientists.
Sources: www.sciencemag.org
www.sciencedaily.com
www.fightaging.org
username2014

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Point 2:
Virtually all of the major problems that confront the world today relate in some critical way to population growth. Extension in the human will only increase the severity of this issue. While public concern about rapid population growth has subsided in recent decades, world population is still growing at about 80 million people a year, or about 220,000 people per day. If current trends persist, there will 2.5 billion more people on the planet by mid-century, bringing the total to about 9.2 billion. That projected population growth raises a host of questions about the future of humanity and the planet we inhabit. Not to mention that one necessity all people have. Will we be able to feed 9.2 billion people? This year, for the first time in history, over 1 billion people go to bed hungry every day. So the trade seems to be is hunger for immortality.
Source:
https://www.populationinstitute.org...
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