Apparently, the scientific community has something new to took up to. A Recent discovery shows that the fountain of youth could be hidden inside a drug blister. Metformin is the name of the wonder-drug that slows down aging.
By every other name or form, Metformin is not something new under the sun. The drug itself is used for the past couple of decades in order to help diabetes type 2 patients. Metformin is known to work wonders when it comes to keeping blood sugar at bay.
But it would seem that the drug can work with other sorts of magic. A team of Belgian researchers conducted a couple of tests regarding Metformin’s potency and subsequent applications in other fields. The team tested the wonder pill on a type of roundworm in order to see other effects of the drugs. Their results were consistent with another’s team research endeavors, proving pretty much the same thing. It would seem that the pill is capable of increasing the oxygen levels inside the human cell, thus increasing the normal lifespan in all individual.
The second group of researchers, that tested the potential of the pill, reached the conclusion that individuals who are taking Metformin as part of their prescription for type 2 diabetes lived an average of 8 years longer than those who did not have diabetes or those who did not take this drug.
The crowning achievement of the drug is that it is actually capable of stemming processes associated with aging. Unfortunately, as of now, the scientists are still baffled about the drug’s unexpected and rejuvenating side-effect. They have identified a couple of components inside the drug that can actually help us to live longer.
More news to come on the wonder-drug. It would seem that the whole academic community was so impressed with the study’s results that they have authorized group studies. The bigger study will take place over a period of 1 to 7 years, and the scientists want to enroll as much as 3000 elderly persons in order to test out the effects of this drug.
By their projection, the pill might do a lot more than keep diabetes at bay and prolong life. Further lab testing has shown that the cure itself might help prevent other severe diseases such as cancer, heart issues and might even delay the onset of mild cognitive impairment, a symptom associated with the first stages of Alzheimer’s.
We are unsure whether the pill can actually help us live a longer and healthier life, but the perspective is more than enchanting.