May 17, 2005
An antioxidant enzyme that protects cellular energy production has been found to prolong the lifespan of mice by 20%. A world-renowned researcher thinks that this same method may also be used for humans.
Antioxidants prolong life. If you manipulate with the genes of mice to form extra much of the antioxidant enzyme catalase, the mice will live on average 20% longer.
At the same time they age more slowly, as seen by a lower tendency to cataracts as well as less age-related weakening of the heart muscle. Something similar can be achieved with human beings, though manipulation with human genes is not an option.
By: Vitality Council
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