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[Future breakthroughs in medical treatment of age-related conditions].

Authors
  • Vaag, Allan
  • Petersen, Jacob Sten
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ugeskrift for laeger
Publication Date
Mar 02, 2009
Volume
171
Issue
10
Pages
794–796
Identifiers
PMID: 19265603
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Significant progress in our understanding of age-related diseases including the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, arteriosclerosis and cancer have been achieved in recent years. Novel disease-causing mechanisms and, therefore, drug targets, include epigenetics, inflammation, telomeres, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress and sirtuins. There is a need for individualized treatments, and future medical interventions may be initiated in a primary preventive setting by targeting mechanisms similar to those influenced by calorie restriction and physical exercise.

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