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This statement is from the book, 'What your doctor doesn't know about nutritional medicine may be killing you', by Dr. Ray Strand.

He seems to me to be saying that people nowadays are 'dying of degenerative diseases' rather than of 'old age', whatever that means. What do you think he means by 'dying of old age', and how is it different from dying of degenerative diseases?

I am a student of mathematics and (perhaps clearly) have no medical background. This book was recommended to me by someone.

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    A quick look at this guy suggests to me to ignore anything he says. Seems to be a salesman hiding behind a medical degree. – Bryan Krause May 30 '20 at 17:26
  • Dying of "old age" has always meant primarily cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke. Nothing has changed; those are all still the leading causes of death. If you look at the CDC's list of leading causes of death the only degenerative disease on the list is Alzheimer's. So either he's playing fast and loose with definitions or he's simply full of crap. I agree with @BryanKrause's assessment. – Carey Gregory May 30 '20 at 20:08

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