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How to Cheat Time: New Approaches in Preventive and Anti-ageing Medicine
8 June 2019
11:00—12:15
KEY CONCLUSIONS
High longevity is good for economy

When it comes to economy, with higher longevity people will have a shorter working day, and two people will be able to share the same job. At the same time, efficiency will improve. Shorter working hours will reduce wear and tear — Vladimir Khavinson, Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.

Russia has potential for increased longevity

Russia has the objective of reaching 80+, so we want to join the longevity club that will help people in Russia reach 80 and more. Moreover, this objective enjoys financial support: the healthcare project in Russia has 1.7 billion roubles of expenditures. Today’s life expectancy in Russia is 73 years – it has room for improvement. Its growth was predominantly driven by lower death rate, but now we are reaching life expectancy increase. We can basically say that by the end of 2020s we will join the 80+ longevity club — Natalya Popova, First Deputy General Director, Innopraktika.

ISSUES
Premature ageing

The official limit for human life is 110–120 years. As of today, the world has over 1,000 people aged 110–114. Our objective is the average person achieving the age within 100. Unfortunately, we witness premature ageing: 73–80 years is premature ageing — Vladimir Khavinson, Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.

The governments face more obligations because of premature ageing

The society is ageing. We are dealing with global ageing on all continents. It means that we are getting a bigger segment of older generations, which results in certain obligations for all governments — Vladimir Khavinson, Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.

SOLUTIONS
Improving the culture of lifestyle

Number one factors in longevity are culture, education and lifestyle – this is 50% of our success. There are certain conditions for achieving a long and effective life. First of all, follow your biological rhythm: go to bed and get up early, because melatonin is produced between midnight and 3 in the morning. Secondly, limit the calory intake by eating less carbs and fats. American scholars have proved it improves the quality of life by 15–20%. Thirdly, daily physical exercise that activates capillaries and helps the heart pump the blood. And of course, it is the use of cutting-edge technologies that regulate gene expression. This is the medicine of the future — Vladimir Khavinson, Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.

According to the WHO, 50% of human health depends on the lifestyle, 20% depends on genes, 20% depends on the environment and 10% depends on healthcare. If healthcare strives to correct lifestyles, we can embrace 60% of human health and a person’s approach to themselves — Maria Grudina, Co-Founder, First Line Health Care Resort.

We have found that we can impact our bodies through lifestyle. But we have not yet studied how biology or faith work, or how mentality impacts gene activation or deactivation. We keep working on maximizing brain activity and perception to override our biology — David Verdesi, Anthopologist; author of the Superhuman methodology based on the research of world religions and the latest discoveries in quantum physics and neurobiology.

Cutting-edge diagnostics and prevention

Alongside with biological rhythms and limiting calory intake, it is paramount to use cutting-edge diagnostics, especially when it comes to the cardiovascular system – its wear and tear results in heart attacks and strokes, etc. — Vladimir Khavinson, Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.

Preventive and predictive methods, anti-ageing measures are the foundation of life itself, as well as its expectancy and quality. The key objective of predictive and preventive medicine is to find means to help reach the top life expectancy limit for our species and maintain high quality of life — Svetlana Trofimova, President, Russian Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine.

Using new technologies to boost the body resources

Active longevity is very important, that is why there is an issue of boosting our bodies’ resources. We have about 30–40% of stem cells in us, which helps extend the active part of life — Vladimir Khavinson, Director, St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology.

In simple terms, ageing is our genes slowing down. As of today, the main area of fundamental gerontology is finding micronutrients – peptides – which are key to unlocking genes. Later it becomes the foundation for regulating the resource of the body and its stem cells — Svetlana Trofimova, President, Russian Society of Anti-Ageing Medicine.

Comprehensive approach to ageing

Preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle are not able to take you to the desired result alone – there is a need for a comprehensive approach. Population is ageing. The goals to reduce death rate and improve the quality are impossible to achieve [without a comprehensive approach, – Ed.] — Yulia Markova, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Russia and CIS .

The material was prepared by the Russian news agency TASS