What is a disease? If there is an inevitable process everyone is subjective to, could that be a disease?
A disease, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms
The Oxford dictionary defines a disease as:
friend N told me that being a good lawyer means you need to be good at finding your way through loopholes, and this instance seems similar. be sold as a dietary supplement, but not as a drug marketed to "treat" a condition.
Phase I clinical study of SIRT501 was completed in January of 2010, showing that SIRT501 is indeed safe, even at high doses. However, a Phase II study was suspended in May 2010, because some patients (who had white-cell center) developed kidney problems.
While studying ageing is fascinating because well, it was shown only recently that ageing is regulated by genes & the subject is all too personal for any living/breathing/mortal human being. Will living to ~100 years be the normal, a certain future as we age? The exciting spark is not only that lifespan can be extended, but that ageing can be slowed down. Sure, you may be 100, but you may be running around shooting hoops like a 30-year-old. Imagine that.