Programmed longevity, youthspan, and juventology – lifespans and Healthspan

Volter Longo has some interesting new ideas regarding how we look at life expectancy, lifespan. He recommends thinking about spans in terms of youthspan (peak health 20-60) and Healthspan (oriented to disease free stage and the older phase (65-120).

check – Longo VD. Programmed longevity, youthspan, and juventology. Aging Cell. 2019;18:e12843. 

also check David Sinclair’s new book Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don’t Have To — is a really great book! Highly recommended …. packed with information … some should be taken with a grain of salt or maybe with a Sirtuin activator like NMN 🙂



Tithonus dilemma – longevity without health

“ Tithonus dilemma,” namely, the consequences of longevity without health and vigor. The dilemma plagues the project of keeping people alive indefinitely without their bodies and brains succumbing to age and cellular decay,

see discussion in Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology  by Adrienne Mayor.