Would you take an anti-ageing pill in order to live until 120?

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There is a report in the Daily Telegraph today which says scientists now believe it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly as they do now, and in fact it may be possible with the use of a new anti-ageing drug, to extend our lives well in to our 110s and 120s!

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.

Although it might seem like science fiction, researchers have already proven that the diabetes drug metformin extends the life of animals, and the Food and Drug Administration in the US has now given the go ahead for a trial to see if the same effects can be replicated in humans.  If successful it will mean that a person in their 70s would be as biologically healthy as a 50 year old.

If you had the option, would you choose to live to over 100? If you had the opportunity, would you be a tester in the trial? What are your views about living a longer life?

 

Would you take an anti-ageing pill in order to live until 120?

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Terrysoldgal
8th Feb 2016
1
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I think I would be selfish to take an anti-aging pill to live to live to be120 years old. Who will be paying for my food, clothes, housing, health care assuming I am no longer working? The planet is already overburdened with too many people using too many resources. There is a natural cycle of life and death and I respect it.
sharonCottingham
19th Jan 2016
1
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I really just believe in living happily and healthily, looking after mind and body, loving the world and doing the best I can. Wouldn't want to be a decrepid old person not fit for anything and just alive. Want to live and know it and be known for it!
JinxB
19th Jan 2016
0
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Of course I would take a pill that reduced the effect of aging, I wouldn't be interested in something just to prolong life by itself, I don't want to be a geriatric hanging on to life for a few more years of pain and discomfort, when I go I want to go out kicking and screaming and generally misbehaving in the nicest possible way of course. Why not you may only have one life take it by the throat and squeeze the juice out of it, if you are lucky and there is an afterlife that's a bonus, hopefully!
Dawn Winchester
18th Jan 2016
0
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Of course I would take a pill to enable me to live longer ! I want to live 4ever if possible ..... and don't say No .... think of your health ..... I am thinking of my health and I love life . I love being Alive ..... who wants to be dead ! Not Me ....... so I'd hang on to life for as long as I could so yes I'd take the pill to live longer ..... Anyone offering to give me a one !!!!
BirdofParadise
18th Jan 2016
1
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I don't think the world today is that great to live in. I for one am glad I will not be on this planet for many more years. I can see the UK in a few decades being run by radical muslims.
There is also too much corruption which seems to be on the increase and too much killing of innocents. The human race is destroying this planet.As soon as I am unable to walk and appreciate the wildlife and scenery or cannot look after myself I would like to be able to say 'I have had enough, give me a pill to put me to sleep.
noony29
18th Jan 2016
0
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I would only like to live long if I my health and mind was good and I could still get about, otherwise it would be turn the light out!!
grammamia
18th Jan 2016
1
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What would be the point in living longer just to sit in a chair or lie in bed all day? I would not want to be living to an age where I relied on other people for everyday things. A pill may extend life but would it be a life worth living? Many people don't want to be still alive after all their family and friends have gone but we don't get to choose.
shunter
11th Jan 2016
0
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When the one with the scythe & hourglass appears at the foot of your bed its time to go -- Never mind what age you are! , The years of a man/woman are "Three score & ten" we are told & any more you treat as a bonus! Its the ONLY thing in life that is absolutely certain----- the end of it! & potions or whatever NOBODY has escaped it yet!,
Barbara58
21st Dec 2015
0
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Didn't get the chance to vote as results were already on the screen - or have I missed a button somewhere due to the ageing process?
I'd do anything to stop me feeling such an old fool, so 'old age' grumpy and get back my joie de vivre.
Next step:- research metformin!!!
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Hello Barbara58 - it may have been because you already voted when we originally posted this Speakers Corner in November? You are only able to vote once 🙂
pecketonion
21st Dec 2015
0
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I have so much more living to do , and a younger husband
elisabeth
19th Dec 2015
2
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Quality before quantity
5aph
7th Dec 2015
2
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not with the state the world is in now
TimF
6th Dec 2015
0
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Yes please, too many places to visit and too little time.
brenpatz
6th Dec 2015
1
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Not likely, be happy to go at 70, thanks
kastna
6th Dec 2015
2
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My aunt lived till 104 and wished she didn't!
dragon27
6th Dec 2015
3
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Its Quality of life that counts, don,t want to be a burden on anyone.
productofthe40s
6th Dec 2015
5
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Only if this pill will give me back the body that my mind thinks it still lives in.
Shazandy
6th Dec 2015
1
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jeanniebeannie
6th Dec 2015
0
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I KNOW A LADY OVER 100, BROTHER-IN-LAW'S MOTHER IN A HOME.
SHE HAS ALL HER FACULTIES BUT OBVIOUSLY SUFFERS PHYSICALLY. IN PAIN ON OCCASIONS, SUBJECT TO MANY FALLS, BROKEN ANKLE, HIP ETC, MAINLY SITS IN HER ROOM. HAS FAMILY BUT JUST WAITING REALLY....FOR GOD!!!
HAS MANY VISITORS. I DUNNO, DONT THINK WOULD WANT THAT, BUT WHO KNOWS IF I GOT THERE. BY THAT TIME THEY MAY HAVE FOUND SOMETHING TO EASE PAIN..... AND WRINKLES
JEANNIEBEANNIE
celtwitch
5th Dec 2015
0
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An old couple walk into a solicitors office and tell him they want a divorce.
The solicitor asks them. 'how old you are both?'
'I'm 105' says the old man, 'and she';s 103.'
'Why do you want to divorce?'he asks.
'We have never got on, and now we hate each other' says the old lady.
'Well, why have you left it till now to seek a divorce?' asks the solicitor.
'We didn't want to upset our children, so we've waited until died!'
celtwitch
5th Dec 2015
7
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Living just to 90-100 is bad enough when you have to sit around all day in a puddle of your own wee, unable to go to the toilet, take a walk in the park or generally enjoy life.
Old age is very cruel, so extending it by 2-3 decades would be unbearable.
Beam me up Scotty!
butterdabs
5th Dec 2015
2
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No the population is overcrowded as it is
lizzie
5th Dec 2015
2
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The world is to overcrowded .
morsey
5th Dec 2015
4
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I would if it was accompanied with good health just to see my grandchildren grow up to be happy and healthy individuals.
Geedee
5th Dec 2015
4
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Why? We'd need to work to 100 to get a pension!!
Jada
18th Dec 2015
1
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You are so right! Our governments will just hope that a lot of us will die off before we need to draw our pensions!
rosyposy
4th Dec 2015
1
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Now that the prospect is that we will be working much longer, we we'll need something to look forward to !!
obadiah
4th Dec 2015
2
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i voted to take the anti aging pill but on second thoughts i dont think i would want to live that long in the world as it is now
vinegarjoe
4th Dec 2015
2
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I'd rather nature took it's own course. certainly with the way the way the world is going.
Dellasmum
4th Dec 2015
4
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lizfid3
4th Dec 2015
4
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I have no desire to live that long, all the familiar faces would have gone, the world would be a stranger and more frightening place than it already is. I'm happy to let fate take its course.
Podzak
4th Dec 2015
1
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No. The sooner I join my Kristen the better.
38Trish
4th Dec 2015
4
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No Just a healthy and fit life!
sprintrs
4th Dec 2015
1
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No, I just want to live a health and independent life
jennytwoshoes
4th Dec 2015
1
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Have the very person in mind who would enjoy it
bluemoon239
4th Dec 2015
4
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No thank you, far too long. I prefer a shorter healthier and hopefully happy life.
Marion Mobile
4th Dec 2015
1
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Why would anyone want to live to 120 years old more of a burden on family and state too frail to do anything.
ryinja
4th Dec 2015
2
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No I am happy to live as long as I am given.
coffindodger
3rd Dec 2015
1
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I generally enjoy life and believe it is a gift to cherish. I would do anything, within reason, to extend my life.
mcdougall
3rd Dec 2015
1
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Oh yes. At the moment I am lucky enough to enjoy reasonably good health but I must stress that it would be 120 times better iif my wonderful wife could accompany ME.
Trampas1955
3rd Dec 2015
1
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To hell with the kids
redskins
2nd Dec 2015
1
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Can't think what the kids would think,a lot of them are waiting to fall off our perch anyhow and collect the inheritance
Fannyann
1st Dec 2015
3
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I cannot see the point of living for that long. Are we going to be able to look after ourselves or be reliant on others? No thank you.
Poppet
1st Dec 2015
3
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I couldn't bear to live to that age if my health were to deteriorate even further. This would be great if it relieved the dreadful symptoms of Alzheimer's though. I'm a bit concerned now as I have been on Metformin for over 15 years and then I was also put on insulin. I did offer some to husband as I'm generous like that 🙂 Metformin I mean, not insulin! Just imagine the knock on effect of the pension payments.
shish65
1st Dec 2015
3
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I agree with Wilf. Imagine all the fantastic technological advances there will be. Would love to be able to see how life pans out in the future. 2070 seems like a good time to aim for. Would have to be reasonably happy and healthy though. No point living in an uncomfortable miserable world.
Athena
1st Dec 2015
3
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I think that if you have a healthy lifestyle & approach to life, as well as eating sensible, nutritious food, there is no need for anti-aging pills. I need to take medication for pain & other health problems & I don't want to take any more.
Wilf
30th Nov 2015
2
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I would love to live to 120 years old if I was still healthy. I could see all my great great great grandchildren and see what the worlds going to be like in 2070, probably even more amazing than now if thats possible.
Alicia
30th Nov 2015
4
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What a ridiculous idea, I am already having health problems at half that age so don't think I would manage it anyway!
JohnHerb
30th Nov 2015
3
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Yes of course and If I could I would eat as as many as possible so I could live to 520! The alternative of not living to 120 is a bit of a downer. Life is all about "incredible visions" and if you apply that philosophy to all life, nature etc you cannot go wrong. In science fiction it has always been mooted that people will live longer and I have no doubt that in a couple of hundred years people will be living an average of 150-200 years. Just a shame I will not be there to see it all!!...
Marley444
30th Nov 2015
4
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I have absolutely no desire to live to 120! I can't imagine anything worse quite frankly!

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