Skip to comments.Boomers Will Be Pumping Billions Into Anti-Aging Industry
Posted on 08/20/2011 5:05:02 PM PDT by Publius804
Baby boomers face of what used to be called the retirement age are offering 70 million members strong market for the legions of companies, entrepreneurs and plastic surgeons willing to take advantage of their forever young mode think, either through wrinkle creams, face lifts or training schemes.
That adds to the potential bonanza. Market research firm Global Industry Analysts projects that fuel the boom in consumer base, seeking to keep the dreaded signs of aging at bay, will drive the U.S. market anti-aging products for about $ 80 million today to more than $ 114 billion by 2015.
The baby boomers who grew up in an exaltation of youth culture, against a range of options as to when and how to be part of that market.
Anti-aging enthusiasts claim that life expectancy can be prolonged through interventions such as hormone replacement therapy and dietary supplements. Critics, including most doctors say that many anti-aging interventions are ineffective or harmful.
Of the major organizations like the National Institute on Aging, the general advice is that a skeptical consumer on guard for potential scams involving alleged anti-aging products.
Our culture places great value on staying young, but aging is normal, says the institute. Despite claims about the pills or treatments that lead to endless youth, no treatment has been shown to reduce or reverse the aging process.
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Where are they going to get the money for these things during the Error of Obama?
Starting in Jan 2013, there will be an economic boom in America.
I don’t need plastic surgery, I’m 66 years and 2 months old and don’t look a day over 66 and 1 month.
Oh, man, will they request tax payer paid free health plastic surgery with that?
I just want my hair back!
Real anti-aging therapies are still probably many decades off and aren’t likely to arrive in time to benefit today’s 20 year olds, let alone the Boomer generation. Widespread use of anti-aging therapies will also be delayed because of religious, societal and environmental concerns. But aging is a challenge to be understood and solved, and eventually we’ll treat aging instead of spending a fortune treating the diseases and ailments that accompany it.
No. They are not even going to get appropriate medical care. They might get a pill for pain. After all, we couldn’t possibly have them live long enough to retire.
We also have to avoid those most expensive last 5 years of life.
Or, likely, Boomers will be devoting their time and money to staying alive with basic needs like food and shelter.
I guess I'm a boomer, since I was born in 1947 -- and am proudly suckling on the teat - but I have no frigging idea what this author is talking/writing/jabbering about.
I'm just gonna toss out a guess, since it's now record that Obama's re-coronation campaign will likely focus on populist issues.........total bullshit.
Hell....I just pinged you to this thread, earlybird.....heh; I was napping like old folk tend to do.
The “anti-aging” market will only grow linearly with the number of elderly.
The cultural (actually just in politics and media) adulation of youth was just a zinger for our bucks and we Boomers know it.
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