Looking ahead to the 5th International Vitamin Conference: What can we learn from the leading experts in healthy aging research?
The global population of people aged 60+ is projected to exceed two billion by 2050, and the number of people over 80 years of age is expected to be three times higher in 2050 than it was in 2013. While increased longevity in many countries is a positive development, these additional years are often accompanied by a variety of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other age-related chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. These conditions can have a major impact on the quality of people’s lives, while also placing a significant financial burden on healthcare systems around the world. As such, approaches to healthier aging will be a key focus at this year’s International Vitamin Conference.