Isotopes in food would slow down aging

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According to a study carried out by a group of scientists belonging to the University of Oxford, foods enriched with isotopes (different forms of a chemical element that differ by the number of neutrons they contain) could be indicated to achieve a slowdown in the process of aging that our body undergoes, as well as the diseases that are associated with this process.

The initial tests indicate this, they fed some nematodes (worms) used in the study with foods that were enriched with isotopes, the result showed an increase of 10% in the mean time of life of these organisms.

Mikhail Shchepinov, head of the study, explains that isotopes may possibly prevent the action exerted by free radicals in our body, in addition, scientists believe that depending on the type of isotopes, the heavier and more stable they are, the more possibilities they will have to protect the molecules in our body, including DNA, which would explain the slowing down of aging. One of the possible causes of aging is the accumulation of free radicals in our body, for this reason our diet must be rich in antioxidants, we simply must include fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. But returning to the subject, scientists now propose the incorporation of these isotopes in feed intended for animal nutrition, in turn the food products derived from these animals would contain these isotopes, which would pass into the human body, managing to slow down aging.

As always, say that new tests and studies will be necessary to certify the advantages that isotopes can present. For now, we will follow the current recommendations that tell us that we should add such beneficial elements to our diet as fruits and vegetables.

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