The relentless march of time will ultimately claim throughout our lives – or at least that is the reality we all expect. Aside from finding the mythical Fountain of Youth, there is nothing anyone can do about aging, but new drug studies suggest it may change and the results have shocked even the scientists who conducted the experiments.
A study recently published in An Aging Cell reveals that a specific regiment of growth hormones and drugs shows a promise to actually reverse a person's biological age. The study was conducted on a very small scale with only nine adults involved and no control group, but the findings are still exciting.
Throughout the year, a small group of volunteers adhered to a rigorous routine of drug use, which included growth hormone and a pair of drugs commonly used to treat diabetes. Their biological ages ̵
At the conclusion of the experiment, the biological ages of the individuals were determined to be approximately 1.5 years younger than when they began one year earlier, meaning that they were actually 2.5 years younger. than they would have been by the time the trials were over. The reduction in biological age continued for six months after the participants had completed the trials.
"I was expecting to watch a clock delay, but not a twist," says geneticist Steve Horvath, who participated in the study. declaration. "It was kind of futuristic."
The results are obviously significant, but it's worth repeating how small this study was. There should be no firm assessment of the effectiveness of such treatment with such a small sample size, and this is something that researchers have repeatedly emphasized in their article. However, this is an exciting find and certainly requires further investigation.