In this episode, we explore our understanding of longevity with a leading longevity researcher.
Former Director, Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute
Former Director, Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program
Co-Director, UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging
Co-Director, Dog Aging Project
Professor of Pathology
Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences
Dr. Kaeberlein’s research interests are focused on biological mechanisms of aging in order to facilitate translational interventions that promote healthspan and improve quality of life. He has published more than 200 scientific papers, has been recognized by several prestigious awards, and has Fellow status in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Aging Association, and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr. Kaeberlein is currently the CEO of the American Aging Association and has served on the Board of Directors for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), AGE, and GSA. Dr. Kaeberlein is the founding Director of the UW Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, the Director of the UW Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, Former Director of the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program, and founder and co-director of the Dog Aging Project.
During This Episode, We Discuss:
What makes us age?
What are the hallmarks of aging?
What we know about longevity determinants. Genetics or Environment or both?
Are there longevity genes?
What role do diet, exercise, and maintenance of muscle mass/ strength, play in longevity
What do we know about successful cultures that live longer
What research is exciting and ongoing? What we still need to understand.
Dr. Kaeberlein’s thoughts on:
Medications (Growth Hormone, Metformin, Rapamycin)
Other Longevity Researchers, Practitioners …
“ Updated hallmarks of aging, (11 or 12 depending on who you talk to), these are types of cellular dysfunction and damage that happen with age across all animals and are directly contributing to our increased risk of developing diseases of old age, developing functional decline”…
Dr. Matt Kaeberlein
“There are all these functional declines that go along with the aging process that from a quality of life perspective that I would argue of equally if not more important than the actual overt diseases”
Dr. Matt Kaeberlein