Quotes by: S. Jay Olshansky

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S. Jay Olshansky
Olshansky circa 2014
Born Stuart Jay Olshansky
(1954-02-22) February 22, 1954 (age 62)
Education Michigan State University , B.S. (1975)
University of Chicago, M.S. (1982)
University of Chicago, Ph.D. (1984)
Known for Gerontology
Website http://www.sjayolshansky.com

The real problem is that there's a tendency to associate ageing with loss and decline and things that aren't desirable. But experiencing all that there is to experience in life - whether that's at the age of ten or thirty or fifty or eighty - is what life is all about.
S. Jay Olshansky
The fact is that nothing in gerontology even comes close to fulfilling the promise of dramatically extended lifespan, in spite of bold claims to the contrary that by now should sound familiar.
S. Jay Olshansky
Once DNA acquires the ability to persist forever, the carriers become disposable. Essentially, our bodies are designed to last long enough to reproduce.
S. Jay Olshansky
In Hollywood they're getting younger, but believe me, it's not the food. It's the plastic surgery.
S. Jay Olshansky
The modern rise of Alzheimer's Disease in the twentieth century is not a sign of failure. It's a sign of success. Success in living long enough to see that disease expressed.
S. Jay Olshansky
Growing new limbs, copying internal organs like a Xerox machine, exponential increases in computing power, better eyes and ears - I could read stories like this endlessly.
S. Jay Olshansky
We're not trying to make us live forever; we're not trying to even make us live significantly longer. What we're trying to do is extend the period of healthy life.
S. Jay Olshansky
Our concepts of aging really should be blurring because there are plenty of people who make it to older ages who aren't really any different in many ways than people who are decades younger.
S. Jay Olshansky
Older people may have always existed throughout history, but they were rare.
S. Jay Olshansky
The evolutionary theory of senescence can be stated as follows: while bodies are not designed to fail, neither are they designed for extended operation.
S. Jay Olshansky
Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I'm hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic.
S. Jay Olshansky
Reducing caloric intake is the only proven method of extending life. If caloric intake is reduced to 20 percent below maintenance, you can extend your lifespan considerably.
S. Jay Olshansky
Do we really want to continue to push out the envelope of survival only to see other things crop up that we may not like?
S. Jay Olshansky
If you do an autopsy on an 85-year-old who died of a stroke, you will find five other things that person was about to die from.
S. Jay Olshansky
I'm not sure the least educated members of the population are missing out on the advances in medical technology as much as they are adopting harmful behavioral habits that shorten their life.
S. Jay Olshansky
Lifespan extension has never really been a goal of aging science, nor should it.
S. Jay Olshansky
The last thing you ever want to do is extend the period of frailty and disability and make people unhealthy for a longer time period. So lifespan extension in and of itself should not be the goal of medicine, nor should it be the goal of public health, nor should it be the goal of aging science.
S. Jay Olshansky
Older people may have always existed throughout history, but they were rare.
S. Jay Olshansky
The way that we are going after ageing, I think, is a problem. The modern medical model is basically designed to attack one disease at a time. Independent of all other diseases and independent of the basic process of ageing itself.
S. Jay Olshansky
In Genesis 6:3, it says man can live to be 120, but there is no scientific basis for it.
S. Jay Olshansky
The only control we have over the duration of our life is to shorten it, and we do that all the time.
S. Jay Olshansky
If we do everything right, the best we can do is live out our potential with as little age-related disease and disability as possible.
S. Jay Olshansky
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