Re: Mad Cow Implications for Cryos

Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 11:00:34 MDT

In a message dated 5/22/01 9:53:11 AM, writes:

> (Harvey Newstrom) writes:
>>I predict many waves of complex, long-term diseases to be a big health
>>challenge to life extensionists in the future. We are already seeing
>>epidemics in cancer, Alzheimer's, heart attacks, MS, and other "complicated"
>>diseases. Our big threats are no longer microbes, but complex environmental
>>factors that interact with our bodies over the long term.
> Are there any good reasons to think these diseases are not caused by

Mice raised in germ-free environments still get diseases of aging, to the
that they don't live much longer than normal caged mice. Particular diseases
may, of course, be caused by microbes and MS is suspected of being viral,
although there's no causative organism identified.

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