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Live Longer with AI

By : Tina Woods
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Live Longer with AI

By: Tina Woods

Overview of this book

Live Longer with AI examines how the latest cutting-edge developments are helping us to live longer, healthier and better too. It compels us to stop thinking that health is about treating disease and start regarding it as our greatest personal and societal asset to protect. The book discusses the impact that AI has on understanding the cellular basis of aging and how our genes are influenced by our environment – with the pandemic highlighting the interconnectedness of human and planetary health. Author Tina Woods, founder and CEO of Collider Health and Collider Science, and the co-founder of Longevity International, has curated a panel of deeply insightful interviews with some of today’s brightest and most innovative thought leaders at the crossroads of health, technology and society. Read what leading experts in health and technology are saying about the book: "This is a handbook for the revolution!" —Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing "You can live longer and be happier if you make some changes – that is the theme of this book. Well-written and compelling." —Ben Page, CEO, Ipsos Mori "Tina's book is a must-read for those who want to discover the future of health." —José Luis Cordeiro, Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science; Director, The Millennium Project; Vice Chair, Humanity Plus; Co- Author of The Death of Death About the consultant editor Melissa Ream is a leading health and care strategist in the UK, leveraging user-driven design and artificial intelligence to design systems and support people to live healthier, longer lives.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Interconnected diseases

Our metabolism is comprised of biochemical reactions that keep us alive and work together in a coordinated manner that maintains good health. As metabolic coordination disintegrates, we start to age. Pair the disintegration with overnutrition and a sedentary lifestyle, and aging becomes the largest risk factor for most chronic NCDs.

The proportion of people suffering from more than one medical condition at the same time keeps slowly but steadily increasing. In high income countries like the UK or the USA, this multi-morbidity is mostly age-related, and slow demographic change has driven the steady increase in multi-morbidity. This trend will continue, and as multimorbidity has become more prevalent it's been studied more closely. There's been a shift in perception; multi-morbidity used to be thought of as a random collection of diseases and conditions accrued by a person over time. Now, it's starting to be recognized as a smaller set of largely...