To Stay Young… Kill “Zombie” Cells — Scientific American
Now you and your loved ones can play the game of life into extra innings and they aren’t going to have to send in a pinch runner for you, and you won’t be forced to retire and you can still hit home runs!
Biologists just figured out how people living in developed countries are going to live 100 healthy years and the masses aren’t going to have to wait for some high-priced drug to achieve it.
Despite precautions from university-based researchers not to forge ahead on their own and wait for anti-senescent (sen-ess-cent) drugs to be approved, longevity seekers have jumped on this newly understood longevity bandwagon, first by adoption of intermittent fasting (Dr. Jason Fung’s book THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FASTING: HEAL YOUR BODY THROUGHT INTERMITTENT, ALTERNATE-DAY, AND EXTENDED FASTING is a best seller).
Then North Americans are eating less iron-rich red meat (not for the sake of reducing cow farts by the way).
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And a growing number of Americans are adding a strawberry extract called FISETIN to their dietary supplement regimens.
These and other health measures will add up to fewer “dud” senescent cells in the body, say biologists who study human aging.
370 million “dud” cells
There are an estimated 37 trillion cells in the human body. Over time, senescent cells, that is, cells that no longer divide and replicate (mitosis), so-called “dud” or “zombie” cells, are produced. These zombie senescent cells foment low-grade inflammation that is a hallmark characteristic of aging (inflammaging) in organs throughout the body…