Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 June 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 24, p. pe9
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.24.pe9]


Position Statement on Human Aging

This article originally appeared on the Scientific American Web site. Reprinted by permission of the authors.

S. Jay Olshansky, Leonard Hayflick, and Bruce A. Carnes

S. J. Olshansky is in the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA. L. Hayflick is at the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA. B. A. Carnes is at the University of Chicago/NORC, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA. E-mail: sjayo{at} (S.J.O.);2002/24/pe9

Key Words: aging • gerontology • longevity

Abstract: Fifty-one top researchers in the field of aging collaborated to create this position paper. It describes what scientists know and do not know about intervening in human aging, and includes information on ineffective and potentially harmful anti-aging interventions. See reference (104) for a complete list of these scientists.

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