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A Harvard Geneticist Is Extending Human Lifespan: David Sinclair, PhD | Rich Roll Podcast

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David Sinclair PhD is a biologist and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging and author of the New York Times bestseller “Lifespan: The Revolutionary Science of Why We Age — and Why We Don’t Have To”.

Picking up where our first podcast left off (RRP #436), this conversation further explores the science behind extending human lifespan.

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32 thoughts on “A Harvard Geneticist Is Extending Human Lifespan: David Sinclair, PhD | Rich Roll Podcast
  1. Interesting how Rich said that 'girls' need to be educated in Africa to decrease pregnancy. Its a very patriarchal society where often women simply don't have the rights much less resources to make decisions. Education is still a luxury for a lot of these girls, families need to be educated.

  2. Bill Gates!!!??? Keep that left-wing evil authoritarian around that wants to kill 7 billion people!!!??? WTF??? Where have you gullible left-wing dummies been!!! GEEZE!

  3. Yeah Laird and me sucked down many bottles of red wine back in the day after knocking out a surf session at Hookipa… him and Brad Lewis. But we live live to the fullest and don't sit around talking about it like a couple geeks.

  4. Part of me is really excited about all this research. Another part of me thinks: if all these 'stressors' that allegedly turn on survival genes and extend lifespan really worked as advertised, then wouldn't the golden age of human longevity have been during the caveman/tribal/state of nature eras, during which all of these stressors were present most of the time?

    I understand that disease, war, violence, and environmental conditions significantly reduced the average lifespan of such civilizations, but still, wouldn't there be some evidence of cavemen, or Native Americans (or what have you) typically living to be centenarians in the absence of environmentally caused death?

    For instance, if hunger and cold exposure actually had profound longevity benefits, wouldn't ancient civilizations living in cold regions have showed the greatest longevity, once corrected for environmental mortality?

  5. Maczmumm respect to the older folks who remain curious, energetic, young at heart, vital. It seems they have inately tuned in to what drives longevity and enduring happiness. Dr Sinclair voices so many questions that have been presented to humans as answerable and possible now. It feels so healthy to pick up the challenge and progress as we age, at least it beats the alternative of sitting around watching the idiots box eating junk food waiting for disease to take us out. The findings on junk food being addictive and manipulated to be that way for profits is beyond criminal, it's evil incarnate. Hopefully their covers are being pulled and this will be exposed for what it is corporate greed over people's health. Let's all do what we can to educate/eradicate food addictions. It is so prevalent now as to be disheartening but I cannot give up, I suppose I now have a new mission or second career to keep waking up for. ha

  6. I'm blown away by what's currently happening in science. BUT: The past has shown that humans' interferring with nature never yields positive results long-term. So extracting one compound out of a complex structure that's naturally balanced, and consuming it separately, can never be a good solution. Sorry… I am a firm believer in the perfection of nature. And yes: Nature is experimenting itself constantly, perfecting itself even more. Humans are actually only studying what's been already done by nature and hypothising what sense anything in this process has. So, when it comes to prolonging health and life, I'll always turn to nature.

  7. I just had an idea as I was listening to this. How about many people after they retire they become teachers? Teach their life wisdom and experience and all kind of subjects?

  8. So amazing, I really appreciate you both. I'm 55 and I work out daily (cuz mood) eat vegan and try to just be happy. I look years younger, I don't take hormone therapy , but I do take resveratrol.. 😀

  9. I encountered "billboard shaming" in 1974 on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) platform while waiting for a train. It was a no smoking area, and I was having a cigarette. The overhead electronic info sign cleared and said, "Hey, you. No smoking on the platform." I looked around and pointed at my chest, and the sign changed to, "Yeah, you." Realizing I must be on camera and in a real time "conversation" with some BART employee, probably security, I extinguished and disposed of my cigarette. Sign changed to "Thanks". Many years later I got a major laugh at Steve Martin in the movie LA Story conversing with a godlike highway info sign.

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