10/10/2013 10:01 am ET

Benefits Of Slowing Aging Could Outweigh The Costs


Humans have been looking for a way to slow aging likely since the first person got wrinkles. A new study shows that the quest could be worthwhile. Scientists have found that even a moderate decrease in aging would boost our lifespans by more than 2 years and stave off ill health in many elderly folks. But the advance could also send the costs of Social Security and Medicare soaring.

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