Statins(cholesterol lowering Tabs) reduce effects of aging.

Statins may slow human aging by protecting against telomere shortening: A feature of senescent cells
EurekAlert!, 08/30/2013

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that statins protect against DNA shortening by telomerase activation and promote healthy aging free of age–related diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Not only do statins extend lives by lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease, but new research in the September 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that they may extend lifespans as well. Specifically, statins may reduce the rate at which telomeres shorten, a key factor in the natural aging process. This opens the door for using statins, or derivatives of statins, as an anti–aging therapy. “By telomerase activation, statins may represent a new molecular switch able to slow down senescent cells in our tissues and be able to lead healthy lifespan extension,” said Giuseppe Paolisso, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Department of Internal Medicine, Surgical, Neurological Metabolic Disease and Geriatric Medicine at Second University of Naples in Naples, Italy.

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Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

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