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Anti-Aging Approach Targets Cellular Enzyme

Posted Mar 29 2013 10:11pm
Posted on March 27, 2013, 6 a.m. in Longevity

Submitting that: “A molecule that treats multiple age-related diseases would have a major impact on global health and economics,” David Sinclair, from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and colleagues have identified that a single anti-aging enzyme, SIRT1, which can be switched on naturally by calorie restriction and exercise, but can also be enhanced through activators (such as nutritional compounds, resveratrol – for example), thereby influencing the metabolic effects of sirtuin-activating compounds (STACs). 

Hubbard BP, Gomes AP, Dai H, Li J, Case AW,  Sinclair DA, et al.  “Evidence for a common mechanism of SIRT1 regulation by allosteric activators.”  Science. 2013 Mar 8;339(6124):1216-9.

  
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Tip #141 - Men – Get Moving
Previous studies have suggested that physical activity decreases the risk of certain cancers. University of California, Los Angeles (USA) researchers have found that men who work in jobs that require a continuous level of high physical effort are at reduced risks of developing prostate cancer. The team compared the physical activity of 392 workers who developed prostate cancer with 1,805 men similarly employed and of similar age. Amongst a group of aerospace workers, 64% of whom were involved in work that required sustained and high levels of physical activity, the odds for prostate cancer were 45% lower, as compared to their less active counterparts.

Don’t underestimate the health benefits of physical activity, be it leisure-time exercise, competitive sports, or at-work exertion. Check with your anti-aging physician to make sure the level of your physical activity is appropriate for your medical needs.
 
 
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