Every human being wants to stay young and fit for as long as they can be, naturally, a healthy diet and regular workouts are the keys to making your body young for a few more years. From ancient times, a balanced diet and consistent exercises or yoga are the way to delay the senescence further few years.
In a recent study, which was a collaboration of Tel Aviv University and the Shamir Medical Centre, claims to have successfully found an anti-ageing process in the human body.
The study published in Ageing magazine on 18th November mentions the process to reverse the human ageing process. It claims that the adult blood cells that went through the therapy were found to have grown younger. Oxygen therapy was found to have reversed two key indicators of ageing.
The first indicators ‘telomeres’ are protective caps that are found at the end of chromosomes. Telomeres get shorten as a human being grows older. Another ageing indicator is an increase in ‘malfunctioning senescent cells’.
According to the reports, 35 adult volunteers over the age of 64 were given pure oxygen for 90 minutes every day, five days a week for three months using the method called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy while put in a pressurized chamber. The therapy induces the state of hypoxia, or oxygen shortage, amplifying the regeneration of the cell.
After the clinical trial, scientists revealed that one of the two key indicators, telomeres showed an increase in length by an average of 20 percent, while senescent cells of participants reduced to 37 percent.
Previous studies in animals showed that removal of senescent cells could increase the lifespan of the organism potentially by one-third. Researchers reported physical changes “equivalent to how the participant’s body was at the cellular level 25 years earlier” in just three months.
Shai Efrati, a professor and co-author of the study mentioned: “The significant improvement of telomere length provides the scientific community with a new foundation of understanding that ageing can, indeed, be targeted and reversed at the basic cellular-biological level.”
Apart from the reversal of the two major processes related to ageing and its illness, volunteers were also found to have gain better attention, information processing speed, and executive functions.
Advancement with the process of staying young by going anti-ageing could be a breakthrough in the field of living science and will add more days to the already declining average lifespan of human beings.