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New Finding on Protein SIRT1 Might Help to Extend Human Longevity
A new finding for protein SIRT1 was reported by scientific researchers.
From the study, researchers also found that it can improve the overall health of mice, lower cholesterol levels, and even prevent diabetes.
Led by the National Institute on Aging, the research examined the effects of SIRT1720 on health and longevity in mice. One of the researchers said, "For the first time we verified that the artificial SIRT1 activators not only extended the life of mice eating standard food, but also improved their health span, which indicated that we have the potential to develop molecules to reduce age-related metabolic diseases and chronic disease." In terms of the life extension, the average life expectancy in mice is increased by 8.8%.
SRT1720 supplements also reduce body weight and body fat percentage, and improve muscle function and movement coordination for the mice.
It is well known that SIRT1 and SIRT2 play important roles in metabolism. They also are associated with DNA repair and gene regulation, which may help prevent diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
But the study is currently in a very early stage. It still needs many tests and trials before putting on humans.