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Metformin anti aging

May 20th 2014 at 10:07 PM

The researchers believe that this substance mimics similar positive effects with proven longevity in the process of strict calorie restriction. However, at present, it is uncertain whether the new discovery may have useful application in the case of humans.

Researchers, led by Rafael de Cabo of the National Institute on Aging of the U.S., made ​​after publication in the journal "Nature Communications ", according to the BBC, gave metformin in aged male mice. They found the average life span of animals increased

by about 5% (160 weeks versus 150 weeks for animals that had not received the substance), while delayed the emergence of diseases associated with aging (eg cataract eyes ). As said Campo,

further studies will show whether this substance has a similar effect on human life. However, higher doses  http://mikewalden.over-blog.com/preview/85b0d9f5b86d8ef0450523959a0b8b87fc2594ba

of metformin proved toxic to the kidneys of animals decades, metformin is one of the widely prescribed drugs for type 2 diabetes, and prevent the increase of blood sugar, and also used for the treatment of metabolic syndrome

. Previous studies have shown that this drug can prolong the life of simple organisms like worms, but hitherto investigations in higher animals, such as flies and mammals, have come to conflicting conclusions

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