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DUBAI – Most people at the age of 50 today don’t live past the age of 74 because of two factors, the chairman of a genomics-based health intel company said at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
The two biggest factors are health-related, said Craig Venter, Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Human Longevity, Inc.
“The two biggest reasons why people past the age of 50 don’t live past 74 are heart disease and cancer. In modern medicine, you only go to get yourself checked if you show symptoms,” Venter said.
He added that an estimated five percent of people have tumors that they are not aware of and would only be alerted to once they metastasize or grow big enough.
He explained that new and advanced techniques for early detection are now available, with technology that can predict diseases through genome reading and advanced detection algorithms.
“The new preventive medicine paradigm is turning healthcare on its head,” he said. DAG/Expat Media
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