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J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2002 Aug;57(8):B292-7.

Position statement on human aging.

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School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA.


A large number of products are currently being sold by antiaging entrepreneurs who claim that it is now possible to slow, stop, or reverse human aging. The business of what has become known as antiaging medicine has grown in recent years in the United States and abroad into a multimillion-dollar industry. The products being sold have no scientifically demonstrated efficacy, in some cases they may be harmful, and those selling them often misrepresent the science upon which they are based. In the position statement that follows, 52 researchers in the field of aging have collaborated to inform the public of the distinction between the pseudoscientific antiaging industry, and the genuine science of aging that has progressed rapidly in recent years.

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