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Fisetin Found in Fruits and Vegetables May Slow Aging, Researchers Show

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and the Mayo Clinic studied if fisetin, which is a coloring agent, might extend lives. Published in EBioMedicine on September 29, the study showed that it might extend lives by roughly 10 percent.  “We’re looking for drugs that can kill these damaged senescent cells that are very toxic to our bodies and accumulate as we get older,” Laura Niedernhofer, director of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota and senior author on the paper said. “It turns out that fisetin is a natural product that actually we were able to show very selectively and effectively kills these senescent cells, or at least dials back their bad secretions or inflammatory proteins.”  Read more...



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