Can Nicotinamide Mononucleotide be the Elixir-of-Youth?

by Reshma Anand on  June 27, 2016 at 11:57 AM Anti-Aging News
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Have scientists finally discovered the elixir-of-youth? An elixir-of-youth could be on the horizon as researchers are planning to conduct a clinical trial on humans to slow down aging.
Can Nicotinamide Mononucleotide be the Elixir-of-Youth?
Can Nicotinamide Mononucleotide be the Elixir-of-Youth?

Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) claimed to have discovered a compound that can effectively slow down aging. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) has been found to reverse signs of aging and prolong lifespan in mice.

As genome of mice is 98% similar to humans, scientists from the Keio University in Japan have planned to test the compound on ten healthy volunteers.

Nicotinamide Mononucleotide stimulates the production of sirtuins, a class of proteins that grow weaker as we age. This can reverse not only external aging but also internal signs such as a decline in eyesight, metabolism, and glucose intolerance.
 
Scientists hope that the compound will produce safe and effective results in humans. If this works, then the dream of anti-aging drugs could be fulfilled in the near future. 

 

Source: Medindia

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