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Tag: IGF-1

Scientists have managed to extend the lifespan of C. elegans nematode worms by as much as 135% by blocking an insulin-related pathway very late in life [1]. The long-lived mutants Back in the late 80s and early 90s, experiments with C. elegans, tiny nematode worms, became one of geroscience's first major successes. Scientists showed that...
Many foods contain selenium such as nuts, eggs, mushrooms, and some meats.
A recent study has shown that mice given selenium supplements were protected against the effects of a high-fat diet, similar to mice with a restricted methonine intake. Methonine restriction and caloric restriction It is well known among the longevity community that restricting calories leads to health benefits, and the practice of caloric restriction (CR) is...
Microscope image of smooth muscle cells
Scientists have shown that insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) mitigates age-related mitochondrial decline and cellular aging in cultured smooth muscular cells [1], although other studies paint a grimmer picture of IGF-1's effects. Mitochondrial decline and aging Mitochondria, dubbed "the powerhouses of the cell" for producing the bulk of the energy that our cells need to operate,...