Scientists find taurine in energy drinks may help slow aging : PPTVHD36

Scientists reveal ‘taurine’ in energy drinks (energy drinks) It can help slow down ageing. Proposed human trials

Scientists are proposing a large clinical trial of “Taurin” (Taurine) that is often put in energy drinks (Energy drink), many species after animal studies show that such compounds can help slow down aging and improve health.

The researchers found that normal levels of taurine in the body decrease with age. By the age of 60, the average person’s taurine levels had dropped to a third of that of a five-year-old child.

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Then, trying to increase taurine in rats and monkeys to a higher level found to make them healthier and extend the lives of rats too

Lead researcher Dr Vijay Yadav, from Columbia University in New York, said: “Taurine declines with age. And increasing it will make the animal live longer and healthier… after all. These findings should be extended to human studies.”

Yadav said “Mice given taurine were healthier and younger-looking than control mice,” finding that they had thicker bones. Stronger muscles, better memory, and a younger immune system. “Taurine allows laboratory animals to live stronger and live longer.”

As well as improving health Mice fed taurine also lived longer. On average, an increase of 10% for men and 12% for women. Total lifespan increased by 3-4 months, which is comparable to 7-8 human years. The equivalent human dose is 3-6 grams per day.

A six-month experiment in middle-aged macaques revealed that taking taurine tablets every day can help boost your health. by preventing weight gain, lowering blood sugar levels and increasing bone density and the immune system

It is not clear whether humans would experience the same benefit from increasing their taurine levels. Or will taking high doses be dangerous? but scientists believe the results of animal studies are reliable enough to prompt large-scale human trials. especially considering that taurine originally occurs naturally in the body.

Professor Henning Wackerhage, a molecular exercise physiologist at the Technical University of Munich said one of the researchers said that human trials would allow them to compare and How do humans react after taking taurine every day? “It might be very difficult to see if they live longer. But at least we can check if they become healthier over a longer period of time. And of course that’s the goal of medicine.”

Other evidence suggests that taurine supplementation may have some effect in humans. Yadav and colleagues analyzed medical data from 12,000 people aged 60 and over from Europe and found that people with higher taurine levels were less likely to become obese. Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure Engaging in vigorous exercise can increase taurine levels.

However, scientists warn that Without trials clearly showing any safety or benefit of taurine supplements. It is not recommended for people to take tablets. energy drink or dietary changes to supplement taurine itself It may contain other substances that are unsafe if consumed at too high levels.

Compiled from The Guardian

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