Monday, October 08, 2018

Why you should feed your mouse an apple a day

Will live forever.
New research has identified a natural compound found in many types of fruit, such as apples and strawberries, and vegetables that can slow down the aging process.
Researchers tested 10 flavonoids, which are naturally occurring compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, in aging mice. Of all the compounds they looked into, the one that was most effective was fistein, which naturally occurs in many fruits and vegetables — including apples, strawberries, onions, and cucumbers.
When treating aging mice with fistein, the team saw that it reduced the levels of senescent cells in the animals, prolonging their lifespan and contributing to better health.
Who wants an old mouse?

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