Humans could live to 150 with new drug developed from red wine

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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 11:40 PM
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Drugs that could combat ageing and help people to live to 150-years-old may be available within five years, following landmark research. The new drugs are synthetic versions of resveratrol which is found in red wine and is believed to have an anti-ageing effect as it boosts activity of a protein called SIRT1.


New drug being developed from Red Wine could have humans live to 150

This is interesting. If this drug becomes a reality, what could this mean for the planet. Would we have major over-population problems. What about resources, food, etc. Would we have to have a one-child per family policy that China has? Lots of questions.


The work proves that a single anti-ageing enzyme in the body can be targeted, with the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans. As each of the 117 drugs tested work on the single enzyme through a common mechanism is means that a whole new class of anti-ageing drugs is now viable, which could ultimately prevent cancer, Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes. Genetics professor David Sinclair, based at Harvard University, said: 'Ultimately, these drugs would treat one disease, but unlike drugs of today, they would prevent 20 others.




posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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ALLLRRIGHT!!!! I love red wine!!! Merlot to be exact, but, I don't think it does much for my looks, but it does make me feel much better after a few glasses!!!

I would have to say, I wouldn't want to live 150 years. It is a remarkable breakthrough. So we must be inching closer to "The Fountain of Youth??

Edit: If this were to come to fruition, there would have to be strict reproductive laws. The earth is overpopulated as it is. And if it can cure cancer and type 2 diabetes, that would be awsome, and prevent 20 other diseases, well, thats a no brainer.....
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posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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since when is the earth overpopulated?



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:01 AM
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I new there was something about this stuff that I love. And I have proof drinking it.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
since when is the earth overpopulated?


I wouldn't say we're overpopulated now, but at the rate we are increasing and if we live twice as long, I think we may face an overpopulation problem.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Why would you want to? Seems a little crazy to me. Stuck in a crowded world full of greed and corruption, struggling to make a living. Crazy idea. Your born and then you live and then you die. Deal with it.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:13 AM
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With all do respect to the OP, I come from an Italian family where drinking red wine has been something I have always done. I along with my father both aged less then our friends? Was this genetics or the red wine? I do not know but both he and I are living proof that we appear much younger than we are. I love wine and have never had anything bad happen associated with it. I am not saying we could not fall over at anytime from a catastrophic health illness but the red wine has always kept stress levels down, good sleep, happy times



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:16 AM
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Having read the article at hand there are a few things that could be stated:

While living to 150 may seem like a good idea, there are so many different problems that is not mentioned or addressed, it should be. With the aging of the body, there are changes that occure steadily, from the brain to the bones, and all parts in between. So while it may seem like a good idea, will it halt the progress of stay bone lose? Will it reverse say bad eye sight, or even prevent the skin from thining out? Then there is one final problem that is not mentioned and it should be and that is the brain.

Of all of the organs of the body that is the least known it is the brain that should be of the most concern. As a person ages, the rate of dementia increases, right now it is projected that a silver tsunami is about to hit hard with the numbers of persons affected by diseases like Alzheimers is going to affect many countries around the world, including the USA, as the baby boomers start to retire and get to that age, and there is not enough health care professionals around to assist in that.

Do you prolong the life of a person who has either started to develop or may develop that horrible disease, to where they are 90, could live to be 150 and have the mind of a child, unable to function? There are so many things that have not been addressed or considered in this process it may not be the blessing it is proported to be, but a curse that could come back to affect us all.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:22 AM
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Very true. I know aside from looking younger I have noticed being more forgetful and little things like that. I don't think I would want to be around that long. Although my father looks good for his age, I could tell a big difference in his attitude also my mother.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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I dont see alot of people who really want to live... i doubt long life spans will be a problem for the religious.

A major portion of the world spends its time trying to find a socialy acceptable way to die, be it drugs, wars, or the bottle.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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Very good things have a tendancy to have a down side, and you have pointed out a definite down side to this. As there would be a plethora of others, I'm sure.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
since when is the earth overpopulated?


We've lost 40% of the worlds forest in the last 50 years alone. We've lost 50% of the world forest in total and the rate is still accelerating. When hasn't Earth been overpopulated?

Good thread OP. I tend to tune in when I see your well researched posts these days.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:48 AM
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Originally posted by CraftBuilder
We've lost 40% of the worlds forest in the last 50 years alone.

Due to greed for profit and wast-full consumerism .
(not population)

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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:49 AM
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The question is who has lived 150 years to prove that it works?

Until its proven then I don't believe it.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by ToneDeaf

Originally posted by CraftBuilder
We've lost 40% of the worlds forest in the last 50 years alone.

Due to greed for profit and wast-full consumerism .
(not population)

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If you overpopulate Earth with greedy, consuming humans, that's what your gonna get.
(See, we can argue semantics endlessly.)

edit on 11-3-2013 by CraftBuilder because: I added parentheses around my needless explaination like you did.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 01:26 AM
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I never understand this quest for longevity-why would any sane person Want to live That long??? Ye Gods.I have 3 kids,my oldest is 21,my younger 2 are respectively 15 and 6 years of age,so im glad to be around for them still,but in 15 years time,even the youngest will be an adult himself,and they won't need me that much anymore.So if i have'nt departed by then,anytime after that would be A-ok with me.My God,i would be ELATED to leave here,if i don't have to worry about young children pining for me!
Still i guess there are some individuals for whom this may be good news-some people seem to have a very deep fear of ageing,and departing here.Go figure.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 01:42 AM
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Sadly they are putting sugar on wine today and the level of phosphates are also on the rise, so wine is not really what it was. Note that in ancient Rome the wine was so rich that it was diluted with water...



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 01:44 AM
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So why not take trans resveratrol now? It really does make a difference. I stopped taking it for a short bit myself though. After spending nearly $5000 on vet bills for my cat, I felt guilty splurging. But he is doing better now, so I will start taking it again.

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posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 02:10 AM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
since when is the earth overpopulated?


Since humans walked on it.



posted on Mar, 11 2013 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by ToneDeaf

Originally posted by CraftBuilder
We've lost 40% of the worlds forest in the last 50 years alone.

Due to greed for profit and wast-full consumerism .
(not population)

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With people living 150 years that greed for profit and wast-full consumerism is going to pose a major problem, don't ya think? And isn't t the population of the earth which exhibits those traits you blame this on? Your argument is illogical.





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