This article is discussing trying to call aging a disease so that people can apply to the FDA for approval of drugs to treat it. This is not a great idea, I think. I don't believe aging could be considered a disease because it isn't a discrete condition
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The end game nears? – Aging may soon be soon be called a disease

This article is discussing trying to call aging a disease so that they can apply to the FDA for a trial using a diabetes medication called Metformin to treat it. This is an unfounded and really bad idea.

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I don’t believe aging could be considered a disease because it isn’t a discrete condition. The best way to ensure that nothing every gets cured and that money is wasted is to let the medicalindustrialacademic complex call it a disease. 

A good analogy would be the war on cancer, which has proven to be an endless resource drain on par with the so-called Arab-Israeli conflict.

Here’s the article:

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http://www.nature.com/news/anti-ageing-pill-pushed-as-bona-fide-drug-1.17769


 

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