Friday, 20.12.2019 – Does Modern Medicine Increase Life Expectancy?

Link of the day: Does modern medicine increase life expectancy?

This paper by Sundeep Mishra from 2016 explores different ways in which modern medicine has tried to increase life expectancy. It seems that the effects of almost any drug and treatment are dwarfed by the effects of a healthy life-style.

Medical interventions work the better the sicker the patient. For healthy individuals, Metformin and mTor-inhibitors seem to be promising targets for increasing life expectancy.

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