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Steve Coles

Steve Coles



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Published by: BruceKlein on Nov 26, 2007
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“Secrets of theOldest Old”
L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., DirectorSupercentenarian Research Foundation
664 West Arbor Vitae Street, Suite 1Inglewood, CA 90301-3160; USAE-mails:scoles@ucla.edu;scoles@grg.org; URLs:www.grg.org;www.supercentenarian-research-foundation.org;
Longevity Workshop
Friday, November 16, 2007; [2:00 – 2:30] PM PSTEmbassy Suites; El Segundo, CA; USA
November 10, 2007Secrets of the Oldest Old
Slide 2.October 29, 2004 
Is There Really an“Anti-Aging Medicine”?
Both well-intentioned and deliberately false promiseshave been made (over the centuries) by snake oilsalesmen seeking profits at the expense of their gullibleclients
According to our rigorous scientific colleagues, Anti-Aging Medicine is still a form of wishful thinking;indeed, there is no
 silver bullet 
that will reverse agingnor extend human life indefinitely
But these scientists are not responsible for treatingpatients in the “here and now,” and as physicians, wehave a responsibility to our patients
So, how should we deal with this inherent paradox?
Slide 3.October 29, 2004 
Argument: Here’s Why WeShould Not Give Up Hope
The best is yet to come.
But, if real Life Extension isstill some years away, inorder to benefit, we need tobe here, if and when it doescome. (And we will surely beamong the first to know.)
And for that, we will need a“Bridge Plan” to make surewe are still here.
Thomas Kinkade “The Bridge of Hope”

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