NANNING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- At the first World Longevity Forum and Life Sciences Conference (WLF&LSC) held in Hezhou city, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, industry experts agreed that retirement healthcare has become an important direction in life sciences research worldwide, which will offer strong support for related industries in ecologically superior areas like Hezhou.
Based on superior natural environment, retirement healthcare is now considered an important supplement to conventional medical treatment, and is of great significance for pre-disease prevention, symptom relief and post-rehabilitation.
At the forum, experts including several Nobel Prize winners believed that retirement healthcare can provide more diversified solutions for different types of health problems compared to traditional treatments.
Dan Shechtman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011, believed that longevity is determined both by genes and environment. In his opinion, environment can transform people. As a city famous for its longevity culture, Hezhou city is a model of environmental sustainability, and its rich experience will benefit mankind better, said him.
Long Yuxiang, executive chairman of China International Culture Communication Center (CICCC), said that in recent years, Hezhou city has actively laid out its health industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and achieved major progress. In the next step, the city will try to line up with the international industry standards. The forum, which brings together the world's top scientists in related fields, will help the city advance in building a longevity city brand worldwide. (Contributed by Fan Chao, edited by Li Wenxin)