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Friday, August 13, 2004

Genetic Screen Identifies Compounds That Might Slow Aging

From FuturePundit comes word that statin drugs are known to activate PPARalpha

CR (Calorie Restriction) diets have been shown to increase average life expectancy.

But who wants be hungry all the time and look like Flynn Boyle?

Now Some researchers have found a some already used drugs may induce a metabolic state that will extend life expectancy by the same mechanism that CR diets extend life expectancy.

and that's a good thing.


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