Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.

Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash. Longevity extension in Drosophila through gut-brain communication. Scientific Reports, 2018; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25382-z

Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more

Following five healthy lifestyle habits may increase life expectancy by decade or more

Researchers also found that U.S. women and men who maintained the healthiest lifestyles were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer when compared with those with the least healthy lifestyles over the course of the roughly 30-year study period.

Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population
Yanping Li, An Pan, Dong D. Wang, Xiaoran Liu, Klodian Dhana, Oscar H. Franco, Stephen Kaptoge, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Meir Stampfer, Walter C. Willett and Frank B. Hu
Circulation. 2018;CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032047, originally published April 30, 2018

 

High omega-6 levels protect greatly against premature death

High omega-6 levels protect greatly against premature death

Researchers discovered that the risk of premature death was 43% lower in the group with the highest level of Omega-6, when compared to the group with the lowest level.

Serum n–6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and risk of death: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 107, Issue 3, 1 March 2018, Pages 427–435, DOI:10.1093/ajcn/nqx063