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Aging As a Treatable Disease Series

with Jay M. Pomerantz, M.D.

December 2020

Aging is a logarithmic risk function for not one but a whole variety of diseases: cancer, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. For example, high cholesterol raises the risk of heart attack by three-fold, whereas old age raises the risk by 1000-fold. 


The very old (centenarians) not only live to be old but also avoid early onset of almost all the above diseases; and when they do die, the very old go relatively quickly. By targeting fundamental aging factors, researchers hope to delay or prevent the onset of all age-related diseases simultaneously. 


In this series, which he also teaches at Temple/OLLI, Dr. Pomerantz lectured, used videos to explore the research, and answered participants' questions.

Jay M. Pomerantz, M.D. received an A.B. from Hamilton College and an M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine. 

He is a “Distinguished Life Fellow” of the American Psychiatric Association and winner of the “Outstanding Psychiatrist Award” of the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association in 2000. 

Since retiring from psychiatric practice, Dr. Pomerantz has been teaching at OLLI/Temple University and has a new book available from Amazon entitled “A Happy End of Life, Living Well After 80.”

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