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The 5 Most Important Things to Know About Aging


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Aging is not the same as disease.
Aging isn't about preventing disease, but slowing down the aging process to be better able to enjoy life.
Aging isn't about preventing disease, but slowing down the aging process to be better able to enjoy life.
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Aging is really not about preventing disease; getting rid of heart disease and cancer gains us less than a decade of life. Rather we need to slow the rate of aging to avoid the frailty that would make longevity less desirable.


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