Red Wine and Chocolate Could Slow Aging Process According to a New Study

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According to a new study from Exeter and Brighton universities in the United Kingdom, the secret to staying young could be red wine and chocolate.

When we age, it becomes more difficult for our bodies to repair its cells. Fortunately, the researchers found that one particular chemical in red wine, dark chocolate, blueberries and red grapes can rejuvenate old cells in the human body.

“This is a first step in trying to make people live normal lifespans, but with health for their entire life,” said Lorna Harries, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter. “Our data suggests that using chemicals to switch back on the major class of genes that are switched off as we age might provide a means to restore function to old cells.”

Within the research it has been found that with consuming certain foods and drinks like red wine and chocolate, the older cells began to divide and have longer telomeres, which are caps on chromosomes that shorten as we get older.

One of the study’s researches, Dr. Eva Latorre, has stated: “When I saw some of the cells in the culture dish rejuvenating I couldn’t believe it. These old cells were looking like young cells. It was like magic.”

We are all excited about the “breakthrough discovery” on aging.

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