Disease or not, aging is easily treatable

Aging (Albany NY). 2018 Nov 17;10(11):3067-3078. doi: 10.18632/aging.101647.


Is aging a disease? It does not matter because aging is already treated using a combination of several clinically-available drugs, including rapamycin. Whether aging is a disease depends on arbitrary definitions of both disease and aging. For treatment purposes, aging is a deadly disease (or more generally, pre-disease), despite being a normal continuation of normal organismal growth. It must and, importantly, can be successfully treated, thereby delaying classic age-related diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and neurodegeneration.

Keywords: gerossuppresants; lifespan; longevity; senolytics.

MeSH terms

  • Aging*
  • Caloric Restriction
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Prediabetic State
  • Prehypertension
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Signal Transduction
  • Sirolimus


  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Sirolimus