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Boomers Will Be Pumping Billions Into Anti-Aging Industry
lfdnews.com ^ | 08.20.2011 | N/A

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiaging; boomers; fat; genxoinkers; geriatrics; hawgs; healthcare; hugeman
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1 posted on 08/20/2011 5:05:07 PM PDT by Publius804
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To: qam1

Ping!


2 posted on 08/20/2011 5:06:34 PM PDT by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804

Where are they going to get the money for these things during the Error of Obama?


3 posted on 08/20/2011 5:07:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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.

4 posted on 08/20/2011 5:10:23 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Publius804

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.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 5:11:21 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (The only problem some people have with tyranny is that they’re not the tyrant.)
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To: Publius804

Oh, man, will they request tax payer paid free health plastic surgery with that?


6 posted on 08/20/2011 5:12:37 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Publius804

I just want my hair back!


7 posted on 08/20/2011 5:16:36 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: Publius804

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.


8 posted on 08/20/2011 5:21:54 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: JudgemAll

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.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 5:22:51 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Publius804
leading the charge...
10 posted on 08/20/2011 5:23:07 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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11 posted on 08/20/2011 5:23:53 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: Publius804
Yer lookin to pick a fight, ain't ya?
12 posted on 08/20/2011 5:28:37 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Publius804

Or, likely, Boomers will be devoting their time and money to staying alive with basic needs like food and shelter.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 5:28:57 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Publius804; Graybeard58
baby boomers who grew up in an exaltation of youth culture

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.

14 posted on 08/20/2011 5:29:03 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Graybeard58

Hell....I just pinged you to this thread, earlybird.....heh; I was napping like old folk tend to do.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 5:30:11 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Publius804
lfdnews.com (retards), Baby Boomers are already getting wrinkled and showing other signs of croak-ability. Gen-X-ers are the ones about to show the more obvious signs of aging (besides the predominance of obesity in that group).


16 posted on 08/20/2011 5:31:42 PM PDT by familyop (Behold the genius in contemporary political speech.)
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To: Publius804
It's an investment...

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17 posted on 08/20/2011 5:38:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JoSixChip
"I just want my hair back!"

One of these might do it.



Or with some of the prairie dogs around here (hides), a scalpel, some suture tools and catgut, I could fix you right up.

[Little sardonic humor there. Might try that treatment myself.]


18 posted on 08/20/2011 5:40:52 PM PDT by familyop (Behold the genius in contemporary political speech.)
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To: Publius804

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.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 5:42:04 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: 4Liberty
Yikes......current anti-aging products have not worked out to well for Nancy !
20 posted on 08/20/2011 5:45:15 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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