Disease prevention is your responsibility
The medical profession had better start doing more than paying lip service to disease prevention if it wants to avoid a crisis of unprecedented scale in a few years’ time. This was a recurring theme from the broad array of international speakers at the Anti-Ageing Conference London, held last Friday and Saturday. It was the ninth successive year of the conference and congratulations are due to Maria Somers and Heather Bird of HB Health for pulling such a dynamic group of people together. We’re all for any serious efforts made to share experts’ views on how we can keep ourselves disease-free for longer.
Remember, it’s your responsibility – not someone else’s.
Increased life expectancy “not sustainable”, we’re told
Never shying from controversy, in my presentation, I tackled the thorny question of the sustainability of increasing life expectancy – something that naturally goes hand in hand with wellbeing. Governments, economists and pension fund owners have often said that the health costs associated with our ageing populations are unsustainable. That’s short for, “We can’t afford it”. So shall we just chew away on those Big Macs, die early and make space for our children? Before we answer this, let’s do a reality check.