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Ronald Klatz, MD, DO

Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, is a physician, medical scientist, futurist, and innovator. He coined the term "anti-aging medicine" and is recognized as a leading authority in the new clinical science of anti-aging medicine. Dr. Klatz is the physician founder and President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In 1984, Dr. Klatz was a pioneer in the clinical specialty of preventative medicine: as a principal founder of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and researcher into elite human performance and physiology. Dr. Klatz is a best-selling author, and is columnist or Senior Medical Editor to several international medical journals.

Since 1981, Dr. Klatz has been integral in the pioneering exploration of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of age-related degenerative diseases. He is the inventor, developer, or administrator of 100-plus scientific patents, including those for technologies for brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation. Today, Dr. Klatz helps to support aging-related biotech research and supervises postgraduate medical training programs for physicians from 120 countries.

In February, the U.S. government forecast that the nation’s health care spending will consume an expanding share of the U.S. economy during the next decade. Officials predict health care to cost $4.3 trillion by 2017 and account for 19.5 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2007, U.S. health care spending stood at $2.2 trillion, and that spending will rise by 6.7 percent annually for the next ten years. One of the contributing factors to the surge in health care...

Written by Dr. Robert Goldman and Dr. Ronald Klatz

Muscle mass decreases 40 to 50 percent between the ages of 30 and 80. This reduces strength, slows metabolism, degrades key body functions (such as cardiovascular performance and bone health), and can compromise longevity.

Physical activity can make the difference between becoming decrepit or staying fit and vital. Fewer than one-third of Americans ages 50 and over get any regular exercise. A carefully crafted exercise...