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Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in mice” – and could also work on humans.
“We have shown a way to slow the physiologic decline that we see in ageing mice. This means older mice have metabolism and energy levels resembling that of younger mice.”
As animals get older, they produce less NAD and it is thought this is a part of the ageing process. Attempts to add extra NAD failed.
They gave mice NMN, also found in cabbage and edamame, in their drinking water to see if this would boost levels of NAD and have a rejuvenating effect.
Asked if this worked, lead researcher Professor Shin-ichiro Imai, of Washington University in St Louis, said: “The answer is basically yes. As a matter of fact, NMN has remarkable anti-ageing effects in mice.
And he expressed optimism that the clinical trials with human subjects, underway in Japan, would produce similar results.
originally posted by: Informer1958
If it is true, then I could imagine the pharma institutions getting Congress to pass a law to make Avocado, broccoli and cucumber illegal to grow or eat.