life extension

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life extension

Etymology: AS, lif, life; L, extenere, to stretch out
the process of extending the life span of an individual or population by intervention that promotes better use of preventive medicine and use of established diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.

life extension

A general term for any manoeuvre intended to increase longevity and vitality. Life-extending activities include a healthy diet, smoking cessation, drinking alcohol in moderation, exercise and reduction in stress; life-extending modalities (e.g., Gerovital and Live Cell Therapy) are of dubious efficacy.

life extension

The prolongation of life with healthful practices, e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, abstaining from tobacco, and limiting consumption of alcohol.
Synonym: age retardation; biomedical gerontology; experimental gerontology
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Development of calorie restriction mimetics as a prolongevity strategy.
Gruman, "A History of Ideas about the Prolongation of Life: The Evolution of Prolongevity Hypotheses to 1800," Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 56 (1966): 5-97.
Prolongevity will be the featured program for senior members of the community.
Some argue more darkly that a prolongevity strategy poses risky moral dilemmas for society.
The third scenario, prolongevity, confronts the same problem.
Furthermore, if prolongevity were successful it would pose other social problems.