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Pill that lets you live to 100 only two years away, claims scientist

Published on 11/05/2010
A pill that allows people to live healthily to 100 and beyond could be only a couple of years away from reality, it has been claimed.

According to Professor Nir Barzilai, one of the world's leading age scientists, the combination of a series of drugs currently in development could vastly increase the life expectancy of the average person, the Press Association reports.

These drugs have come about from research into treatments for specific age-related illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's.

Although they are billed as drugs for specific diseases to satisfy regulators, these new medications actually tackle multiple causes of ageing, claims Professor Barzilai.

For example, pharmaceutical firms Merck and Roche are currently working on a drug that inhibits an enzyme called 'cholesterol ester transfer protein' which affects levels of 'good' cholesterol, a key factor in living longer.

Speaking at a meeting at the Royal Society in London, Professor Barzilai was quoted as saying: "Companies are developing these drugs now. They will probably be available for testing from 2012."

According to the most recently available figures from the Office for National Statistics, the current life expectancy for those born in the UK between 2006 and 2008 is 81.6 years for females and 77.4 years for males.
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