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The Aging Process Why should the human body give out after 70 80 or even 120 years Why are older people more susceptible to disease more inclined to have impaired vision and hearing and likely to lose some of the physical and mental capacity they once enjoyed There are no fully satisfactory answers to these questions Although we are mortal it is entirely possible that one day humans could live much longer The present potential life span for humans is said to be 115 years and today thousands of people live to be over 100 United States citizens now expect to live an average of 747 years Women have a life expectancy of 783 years and men 711 years Yet these figures have very little to do with potential life expectancy because most people have their life altered and cut short from disease and disability not from aging No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year -- Cicero 106-43 BC It is still true that approximately 70 of all deaths in the United States are from heart disease strokes and cancer Other diseases accidents and violence account for the rest--but not age These same diseases and Alzheimers disease account for much of the disability attributed to aging As these diseases are conquered far more people will live to their full potential life span and remain active and healthy for life A lot is known about the diseases that affect people and cause death Much less is known about real aging because it involves fundamental cell processes that are quite complex However this mystery of life is being unraveled and will offer opportunities in the future that were once considered to be only possible in science fiction It is hard to improve on the advice given by Seneca 4 BC -65 AD to eat moderate amounts of well-balanced foods get plenty of fresh
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