British scientist Andrew Steele believes that humanity is not too far from the discovery of drugs that could double life expectancy. Dramatically slowing down the aging process can become a reality. The biologist spoke about this in his book "Ageless: the new science of aging without aging."
The scientist stressed that he does not expect retirees to start looking like teenagers. Rather, a drug will be discovered that can pinpoint the root causes of dysfunction as people get older, preventing common health problems that most of us tend to experience as we age. Among them are joint pain, arthritis, hip problems, fragile bones, and so on.
“We can come up with treatments that slow down the entire aging process, postponing disease into the future,” the scientist said to the Daily Star.
Steele believes that this may happen in the not too distant future.
“I think we will have a drug that slows aging in the next 10 years,” said Steele.
Endless human trials are currently underway around the world - scientists are working hard to develop this drug. The expert added that it is highly unlikely that any breakthrough drugs discovered over the next decade will extend human life by a century. However, humanity is already on the way to this.
“150 year old people walking around and looking like 20 years old. It sounds a little creepy,”the scientist said.
Steele concluded that it would be incredible to see adults walking around completely healthy, without any kind of heart disease, arthritis or cancer. It's about health and lifestyle benefits.