Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The super-pill that could help you live past 100

reposted from:

Daily Telegraph
By: Presswatch
"The super-pill that could help you live past 100"
Scientists are on the verge of developing a pill that could help people live past 100, according to experts. The drug, which is designed to mimic the actions of three genes that aid longevity, could be ready for testing within three years. Two of the genes increase the production of so-called good cholesterol in the body, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, while the third helps to prevent diabetes. People with the gene variants are also 80 per cent less likely to develop Alzheimer's, studies indicate.