Christophe de Jaeger: "Our age does not mean anything anymore"

What resistance do you face?

C. d. J.: The general public is today caught between two realities: articles show that it is possible to rejuvenate cells, while stressing that this progress is inaccessible for the moment. Some say, "I'm interested, but why hurt me today if we can do miracles tomorrow?" Many also fear that they will discover a pathology they did not know. Contrary to what some believe, we do not die of old age - even if aging reduces our ability to defend and adapt - but many diseases, some of which sometimes go unnoticed. Hence the interest of conducting a very active screening, rather than hiding one's head in the sand: a tumor spotted in its infancy offers every chance of healing where a late diagnosis is deadly ... Others are afraid treatments that we propose. In particular, hormones that have a bad reputation, whereas if one uses products biologically identical to those of the body, there is no risk of cancer. But there are still other anxieties: fear of becoming something else than they are, of getting out of submission to the established order.

Resisting old age is not easy ...

C. d. J.: Some come back a little annoyed explaining that they have nothing in common with the people who formed the core of their lives. Not easy to age at a different pace than our loved ones! Especially since it is difficult to give an age to the people we follow. This uncertainty can create discomfort with those around them.

So we should prepare our longevity?

C. d. J.: Our health capital is built throughout our childhood and adolescence. It plays on the essential things and it is a factor of inequality. But then everyone builds himself according to his own responsibility. My job is precisely to improve the health of each according to its specificities and to show that we are not prisoners of our genes.

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