You probably think this is all a setup that in which we all keep saying nice things about each other, but we actually do enjoy all working together here, and the Age Management Medicine Conference has grown tremendously over the years, so itâ€™s been very gratifying to us.
Iâ€™m going to lay out today a way to look at medicine of the future that can actually be practiced today. Iâ€™m not going to promise itâ€™s easy, because itâ€™s not, itâ€™s complex. Iâ€™ve been doing it for about 20 years now looking at when and how we will get genomics, anticipating genomics, and knowing for well that family history, lifestyle and all those other variables would give me a handle on the distinct human being. So starting with womenâ€™s health at Yale, as George mentioned, I began to collect data because I had patient saying to me: â€śHow do I stay healthy.â€ť I best could shrug my shoulders and say: â€śI have no clue.â€ť We are thought about disease, we are not thought about howâ€¦
But it seemed very simple at the time to just think. Looking at human being, we know that we inherit blue eyes or brown eyes, we know that we take after aunt Fred or grandma Maryâ€¦ uncle Fred, grandma Mary. And therefore our genes do to, and so does the function. And in understanding that about twenty years ago, I said that collecting data that we now know is critical to understanding how our genes are going to express themselves. So, we had a brilliant lecture by Bob Hariri, that I learned a lot from, but what we donâ€™t know is how to make that great leap from whatâ€™s in our genes, the switches that turn them on and off by even lifestyle and drugs and supplements, to how to direct that human being right in front of us, along what path to change their health destiny,Â and thatâ€™s going to be next ten to twenty years to be reality, I will show you why here.
So, initially Iâ€™m going to delve into precision medicine a little bit, and how we look at it from an age management point of view. The diagnostics and genetic scrutiny is next, epigenetics and DNA such as telomeres, and then Iâ€™m gonna be concluding.
There have been powerful trends in consumer behavior: shifts in demographics, attitudes about what it means to get to live longer or changing the way people live, vacation shop working take care of themselves. In fact, practically every day, several times a day you might catch adds on TV or on big billboards saying: â€śI might live how long?â€ť, and knowing what the money will be, thereâ€™s all sorts of companiesâ€¦
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