Radical medicine: treating ageing to cure disease.

Authors:
Toren Finkel

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 2005 Dec;6(12):971-6

Cardiovascular Branch ofthe National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

The incidence of many diseases rises sharply with age. Although clearly separable, ageing and certain age-related diseases might share common mechanisms. Cellular metabolism and subsequent generation of reactive oxygen species might contribute both to the rate at which we age and to our susceptibility to numerous chronic diseases, therefore therapies that directly target the ageing process might provide new ways to treat human diseases.

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