350 Attendees at the Standing-Room-Only Lecture on How to Slow the Aging Process
On Sunday, March 21, Dr. Michael Roizen gave the T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture, the keynote address at the IARS Annual Meeting. His speech entitled “Sweet Sixteen: A New Life Just Starting: Yours” was delivered to a packed house. The “sweet sixteen” in the lecture’s title refers to the DAF16 gene which, when activated, has been shown to slow the aging process.
Discussing data that shows that 98% of coronary disease is man-made and that obesity rates in the U.S. have quadrupled in the last two decades, he inspired the audience to re-think their daily food intake and physical activity choices – and to urge their patients to do the same.
Dr. Mike focused on what he calls “The Big Four” that contribute most significantly to aging: tobacco use, food choices and portion size, work-related stress, and physical activity. He asserts that by stopping smoking, making smarter food choices, limiting our portion sizes, reducing stress, and getting daily physical activity, everyone’s health will improve almost immediately. And we’ll have fewer wrinkles, more energy – and better sex.