WHAT IS METABESITY?
Metabesity is a constellation of chronic diseases of aging (including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and the aging process itself) that have common metabolic roots and may be delayed or prevented through common solutions. Dr. Alexander Fleming first coined the phrase, now more widely used among geoscientists, educators, and the press, to denote that emerging geroscience holds out the prospect of preventing or delaying chronic diseases by delaying or even reversing biological aging through targeting the Pan-Condition of Metabesity, which underlines most conditions of age in age decline.
Together with Professor Lawrence Steinman, former long-time head of the immunology department at Stanford and co-discoverer of the M.S. drug Tysabri, Dr. Fleming organized the inaugural Targeting Metabesity conference in London in 2017. This conference brought together what Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO of A.I. leader, Insilco Medicine, characterized in Forbes as a "staggering" set of speakers, including Oxford professors on the boards of Roche and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Chair of the Nobel Assembly that selects the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology, Deputy Chief Executive of UK NICE, CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and CMO of the CMS under the Obama Administration.