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Anti-aging therapies targeting senescent cells: Facts and fiction

Anti-aging in a pill?

Anti-aging in a pill?

Are we there yet?

Science is moving along rapidly trying to discover the fountain of youth by exploring ever more promising anti-aging therapies. One of the theories about what contributes to aging involves the damage caused by senescent cells (permanently damaged cells that lose their ability to divide and accumulate with age) to surrounding tissue. The next step is to find a compound that removes these damaged cells as well as a strategy to rejuvenate existing tissue.

As is usual in most funded research, the end result is to develop a drug that can be patented and administered profitably to a large number of people.

So far, there is little in the way of natural supplement alternatives. Quercetin has been studied with promising short term results, but it’s effects on longevity are questionable and need further study.

The bright side is that one of the best things that anyone can do to promote health and avoid the accumulation of excessive senescent cells is to exercise.

Here is the link to the details of the study:

Anti-aging therapies – fact or fiction

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