Recent decades have brought about exciting advances in technology and now life extension is a reality. We already have the technology to slow aging and extend human life. The lifespan of the average American has doubled in the last 150 years, from 40 years to 80. Nutrition and diet are especially important for those who would like to fight the seemingly inevitable process of aging and much can be achieved with vitamins, antioxidants and dietary supplements.
Other species can be studied to find differences in the aging process. Scientists working on finding antidotes to aging, similar to the quest for the fountain of youth, are studying lobsters, for example, because they do not seem to age much before dying. Studies have reported that lobsters have evolved a special mechanism that allows them to repair their own DNA, while in humans the DNA breaks down over time, leading to aging.
Many people, of course, are attracted to the idea of a longer life, especially if they are able to retain the most enjoyable characteristics of youth: beauty, health and energy. There have been important advances in the development of anti-aging beauty products. Ultrasound waves, for example, can be used as part of a system to remove wrinkles and hydrate the skin and lips. Now there is a portable and economic ultrasound eye treatment device that consumers can use to get rid of wrinkles and keep looking young.