In the May-June 2009 issue of the prestigious Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, an international journal published by Elsevier, Prof. Dr. Imre Zs.-Nagy, of the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center (Hungary), and founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
), presents numerous studies documenting a diverse array of anti-aging medical therapeutics that currently exist and are being applied in the clinical setting today, as well as interventions that are in the laboratory stage, to slow, prevent, and perhaps even reverse the degenerative diseases of aging and the degenerative biological processes which lead to premature disease, disability, dependence, and death.
Further, Dr. Zs.-Nagy expresses his opinions on the use of the hGH as an anti-aging medical intervention. The Editorial attempts to point out the main clinical results of hGH replacement therapy (hGHRT) in light of the "Membrane Hypothesis of Aging" (MHA), which Dr. Zs.-Nagy submits as offering a solid basis for the interpretation of the observed beneficial effects of hGH.
Dr. Zs.-Nagy proposes an independent, open-minded approach to the fundamental differences of opinion regarding anti-aging medical interventions, and encourages readers to join him to "reconcile fundamental differences of opinion and achieve the realistic goal of a consensus in aging intervention."
As Dr. Zs.-Nagy explains, "there has been little else as dramatic, important, beneficial, and significant as the anti-aging medical movement. ... [A]nti-aging medicine has flourished in its sixteen-year long history, garnering the support of more than 100,000 physicians and scientists worldwide who practice or research life enhancing, life extending interventions." Educational endeavors, such as those advanced by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net
), seek to refocus the gerontological community on the technological solves that will be necessary to reform healthcare in both the short- and long-term future.