Live Long and Master Aging podcast

Exploring the science and stories behind human longevity

with Peter Bowes

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There has been a surge in interest in the use of full body MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans as a screening tool to spot early signs of disease. Influencers and celebrities have posted about their experiences, creating an additional buzz around these screening interventions. At a cost of up to $2,500 they are touted as a tool to catch medical problems, such as cancer, at a stage when they can be treated, but widely criticized by professional medical bodies and generally not covered by health insurance.

To learn more about the process and follow-up protocol host Peter Bowes recently accepted an offer to experience a full body MRI scan, provided by the US company, Prenuvo. He later discussed the procedure, related issues and efficacy concerns with the firm’s founder and CEO, Andrew Lacy, who explains that the main draw for many is peace of mind, believing that early intervention could prevent severe health issues.

Critics argue that there isn’t sufficient evidence to justify screening asymptomatic patients, given that they can result in unnecessary anxiety and follow-up procedures.  Peter also hears from Dr. Mirza Rahman, president of the American College of Preventive Medicine, who says such scans pose many risks to patients and should not be used

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Live Long and Master Aging podcast

In a series of one-to-one interviews, the Live Long and Master Aging podcast hacks the aging process. Our guests include world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.

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Peter Bowes

A British-born, naturalised American, Peter Bowes is a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He is trained as a biologist and has spent much of his career working in news, current affairs and documentary-making for the BBC. A self-experimenter, when it comes to his own diet and exercise, Peter is fascinated by lifestyles and science-based regimes that promote healthy aging.

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