Trapped Between Uncertainty and Snake Oil

A Newsday.com article illustrates the place that many people find themselves when considering healthy life extension: trapped between uncertain science on one side and outright snake oil on the other. For all the touting of growth hormones, the underlying studies and science are just too uncertain. There is only one scientifically sure method of healthy life extension right now, and that is calorie restriction. Everything beyond that is a gamble of one type or another: better to stay sensibly healthy and work towards supporting the healthy life extension medicine of the future.

Link: http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hsanti3419259aug19,0,3505519.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

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