Jun 6, 2018

Lifespan of fruit flies extended

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The secret to longevity may lie in the microbiome and the gut, according to researchers from McGill University, Canada.

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It is already known that the bacteria living in our intestinal tract could have an influence on how well we age. Building on this knowledge, McGill University scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and a herbal supplement called Triphala. These experiments were able to prolong the insects’ longevity by 65% and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

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