Inside the World of Ambitious Aging
Human optimization. Regenerative medicine. Metabolic aesthetics. Biohacking. Many terms for essentially the same thing: when preventative medicine and functional medicine collide and people try to change their personal biology in an effort to improve their health. While the space is vast and a little unwieldy—there is little long-term research or government-stamped clinical trials; every “expert” has their own opinion, menu of treatments, and best practices—it’s undoubtedly on the rise. The $20 billion biohacking industry is projected to increase nearly 19 percent annually in the next decade.
Many treatments are understudied, including hormone replacement therapy. Without rigorous tests and clinical trials, Dr. Lucky Sekhon says it is the equivalent of the “wild, wild west.”
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