Aging

Male senior citizen as aging example

Almost 13% of our population in the U.S. is over 65, and that number is expected to increase to 19% by 2030. Age is the strongest risk factor for nearly all of the diseases that afflict patients in the second half of the lifespan; however, the pathways through which aging work are poorly understood.

Faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School are national leaders in expanding the knowledge of the aging process, including research showing that interventions that delay aging also delay diseases, from hematologic and solid tissue neoplasia, to arthritis, autoimmune illnesses, renal diseases, cataracts, Huntington's and Alzheimer's, and many others.

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