A recent study (find it here) published Aging exploits the results of a study. A unique clinical study of its kind. To do what?
To come up with the recipe for a (small) journey through time. According to theHelfgott Research Institute and Yale Center for Genome Analysis an 8-week treatment program that works on diet, sleep, exercise, relaxation and supplements reduces biological age by more than 3 years.
The recipe for rewind
The lead author of the biological age reversal study, Kara Fitzgerald, stated that “the combined intervention program was designed to target a specific biological mechanism called methylation DNA. In particular, the DNA methylation patterns identified as highly predictive of biological age. "
These early results appear to be consistent and greatly extend the very few existing studies that have so far examined biological age reversal potential. And it is a studio so far the only one of its kind. For several reasons: the use of a safe, non-pharmaceutical diet and lifestyle program, the presence of a control group, the extent of age reduction.
A natural strategy to target the methylation system
The eminent epigeneticist Moshe Szyf, PhD from McGill University and co-author of the study is thrilled. “Dr. Fitzgerald's approach has created a natural yet mechanistic guided strategy for reversing biological age by targeting our body's methylation system. This study provides the first demonstration of the possibility of using natural alterations to target epigenetic processes. A formula to improve our well-being and maybe even longevity and lifespan. "
The crucial role of methylation
DNA methylation patterns have become one of the primary means by which scientists evaluate and track biological age and biological aging. Especially the latter, which includes the accumulation of damage and the loss of function of our cells, tissues and organs, is what increases the diseases of aging.
"Food and lifestyle practices," comments Dr. Fitzgerald, "with specific nutrients and food compounds known to selectively alter DNA methylation, have such an impact that a predictable result is achieved."