Reverse Aging? It’s Closer Than You Think!
In 1985, Cocoon promised older adults the promise of youth. In 2019, Harvard scientist, George Church may bring that closer to reality than we may believe is possible. In his lab, Church and his colleagues have discovered some genes alpha-Klotho, FGF21 and sTGF2betaR that alone or in combination may promote better health and longevity according to Fierce Bio Tech.
Using mice as their guinea pigs, the researchers found that not only did the genes promote better health but showed promise of actually reversing symptoms in certain conditions such as heart failure, kidney failure and Type 2 diabetes. They reported these findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this year.
As if this wasn’t exciting enough, they also found that the gene combination of FGF21 and sTGF2betaR could also reverse weight gain. Sound too good to be true? Novo Nordisk (a Danish pharmaceutical company) discovered that people with naturally low body fat levels have a variant in their gene – and as they say, the rest is history. Rejuvenate Bio was off and running in the laboratory.
“This research marks a milestone in being able to effectively treat the many diseases associated with aging, and perhaps could lead to a means of addressing aging itself,” Church said.
So, Cocoon may be closer than you think as 1985 catches up to 2020! But don’t drink the water just yet. Let’s stick with the mice until all the potential problems and kinks are worked out!
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