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Bacteria in Gut May One Day Slow Aging

Want to Slow Aging? Check Your Gut! Slow aging might be possible one day with supplements derived from gut bacteria. Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified bacterial genes and compounds that extend the life of and also slow down the progression of tumors and the accumulation of amyloid-beta, a compound associated with Alzheimer’s disease, in the laboratory worm C. elegans. The study appears in the journal Cell. “The scientific community is increasingly aware that our body’s interactions with the millions of microbes in our bodies, the microbiome, can...

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