88 – Longer health and life spans, overweight explanations

(duration 22:16)

In this show we discuss our experience at an LAfuturists meeting, where Aubrey de Grey gave a presentation on strategies for engineering negligible senescence and the necessary steps to achieving longevity escape velocity. Basically, much more funding of research is needed. Then, we also cover a pretty thorough article in the msm about why Americans are overweight. Excess carbs, especially in the forms of sugar/corn syrup and grain/flour-based products, are the main culprit. Will power only works for so long, so the key is to make lasting mental and lifestyle changes.

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Items mentioned in this episode:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/investing-in-the-fountain-of-youth
http://www.sens.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejuvenation_(aging)#Strategies_for_Engineered_Negligible_Senescence_.28SENS.29

Why we’re fat, Part 1: Simple question with many complex answers by Marni Jameson
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-why-americans-are-fat-food-20111231,0,1020993.story

The low-calorie will power program?
http://www.aetv.com/heavy/weight-loss-bios/chad.jsp
http://www.aetv.com/heavy/weight-loss-bios/ashley.jsp

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