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Old 04-13-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Glucosamine extends lifespan of mice

Ahh, science trials in reference to dietary supplements.

Isn't it wonderful? Hopefully the scientific method in supplements catches on.

Oh, what, I forgot. The Scientific Methos is the work of Evil Pharma stocked with allopathic doctors.


Human dietary supplement linked to longer life in mice

Updated Wednesday, April 9th 2014 at 08:49 GMT +3

London, England: An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists said Tuesday.

This would translate into an average eight-year longevity gain if the result could be repeated in humans, Swiss researchers reported in the journal Nature Communications.

A team led by Michael Ristow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich used a common dietary supplement called glucosamine on laboratory mice after testing it on worms.

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound found in the lubricating fluid which surrounds joints.

It is widely sold over the counter as a supplement to combat osteoarthritis, the commonest form of arthritis, although studies into its efficacy have thrown up mixed results.

Ristow's team first tested a tiny dose on a well-researched lab animal, a nematode worm called Caenorhabditis elegans, and found it extended its lifespan by some five percent.

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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I will definitely start feeding glucosamine to my mice!
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:24 PM   #3
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Sarah, I take the stuff for my joints. So be prepared as I'll be here longer to pester you.
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how do they get the mice to swallow those horse pills?
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Glucosamine and chondroitin have been widely promoted as a treatment for OA. Glucosamine, an amino sugar, is thought to promote the formation and repair of cartilage. Chondroitin, a carbohydrate, is a cartilage component that is thought to promote water retention and elasticity and to inhibit the enzymes that break down cartilage. Both compounds are manufactured by the body. Glucosamine supplements are derived from shellfish shells; chondroitin supplements are generally made from cow cartilage.

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