11 September 2010
Most things with the words Anti-Aging attached would take quite a leap to be considered science. But there is some real research in the area. Here is something that looks like a mini-breakthrough. A study has found a compound that was given to people as a dietary supplement, and may slow down the process of aging (but not stop or reverse it). It works by activating enzymes in our body that rebuild parts of DNA (telomeres) which shorten over time and may play a part in making us old and wrinkly. Telomeres also have something to do with AIDS, so this could be used as a treatment for AIDS patients also. Read a more in-depth summary of the research here.