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Should WHO use a new framework for the diagnosis and treatment of age-related diseases?


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Classification and severity staging of age-related diseases is limited in effectiveness.

Next revision of the ICD is anticipated to be in 2028 or later.

Researchers created a position statement to comprehensively classify the severity of age-related diseases.

Were guided by Dr. Stuart Calimport and Dr. João Pedro de Magalhães.

Dr. Alexander Zhavronkov suggests it overestimates our understanding of aging in the context of classifying age-related diseases.

Still yet to be a consensus on which biomarkers of aging are optimal for measuring senescence.

Dr. Stuart Calimport counters that staging levels are already part of ICD, e.g. photo-aging of the skin.

Classification could distinguish between early life senescence and the harmful decline aging causes later in life.

LEAF summarises and exchange of thoughts between leading aging researchers

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CEO of InSilico Medicine & Deep Longevity. CSO of Biogerontology Research Foundation.


Microbiologist at the University of Liverpool studying ageing using computational and experimental approaches.


Honorary Fellow at University of Liverpool


Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health