This past weekend I watched 60 Minutes to see theÂ report about Resveratrol, a compound found in small amounts in red wine, that seems to extend the lifespan of rats.
As many of you may know, I was in commercial clinical research prior to joining the JREF earlier this month, and I always cringe when I hear someone is going to profile a “miracle” substance that hasn’t even been tested in humans. Â There’s a reason for clinical testing having several phases, and there’s a reason it starts in pre-clinical testing in the lab.
But my question isn’t about the vagaries of mainstream media. Â It’s more esoteric:
If you could take a pill that would allow you to live to be 150, would you do it? Â What about 250? Â And if so, what would you do with your extra time? Â (Assume you’d be relatively healthy for 80% of this time, aging as normal in the last 20%.)