Aging: Separating the Science from the Snake Oil

Broadcast Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 9:00 am PT, 12:00 pm ET, 18:00 CET

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Richard Miller and Matt Kaeberlein

In the field of aging research, the line between science and pseudoscience is blurry. Very blurry!

When the supplements, diets, and quasi cures promoted on Instagram are pushed aside, some impressive science underlying the antiaging industry can be revealed. But discerning what claims are scientifically sound is challenging. It requires skepticism, a well-trained scientific eye, and a deep dive into the data.

On this episode of GEN Live, we’ll have a lively discussion about aging. We’ll parse fact from fiction and explore what the science really says about the possibility of lifespan extension.

A live Q&A session will follow the presentation, offering you a chance to pose questions to our expert panelists.


Bryan Johnson is now selling Snake Oil. :wink:

Hi Friends,

I renamed Blueprint EVOO to Blueprint Snake Oil. It is my dance with haters and a wink to my past constrained self.

  • “I knew it! The whole scheme is just to scam idiots. No better than a snake oil salesman.” (ref)
  • “This is the sales pitch of every cult and snake oil salesman.” (ref)
  • “[Bryan Johnson] seems a rather bad poster boy for longevity, specially because he advertises scores of things that are probably snake oil or just cosmetic.” (ref)

Snake Oil

The first 34 years of my life was defined by everything I couldn’t or shouldn’t do. People and institutions tell us what’s right and wrong; what’s worthy of pursuit or abhorrent; what is admirable or deplorable.

Twelve years ago, everything changed (more on this some other time). The most significant transformation was that life morphed into becoming a game of exploring everything I can or could do.

It’s resulted in the happiest, healthiest, and deepest gratitude I’ve ever felt for life.

People are the best things in our life; they’re also the worst. What does this have to do with Snake Oil? It’s an invitation for all of us to be courageous; to dare explore being our best selves. Resistant to the limitations that others work so hard to impose upon us.

Cheers friend to the best version of you.



Blueprint Snake Oil

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