Navigation Links
Lipoic Acid may Help to Live Long, Free of Degenerative Disease

Oregon State University (OSU) researchers have found the mechanism through which lipoic acid may help people live a long life with comparatively good health and vigour, free of degenerative disease, until very near death.

Lipoic acid has been found to slow down the process of ageing, improve blood flow, enhance immune function, and perform many other functions in animals.

"The evidence suggests that lipoic acid is actually a low-level stressor that turns on the basic cellular defences of the body, including some of those that naturally decline with age," said Dr. Tory Hagen, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

"In particular, it tends to restore levels of glutathione, a protective antioxidant and detoxification compound, to those of a young animal. It also acts as a strong anti-inflammatory agent, which is relevant to many degenerative diseases," he added.

The researchers say that lipoic acid seems to be one of the most promising micronutrients that may be implicated in the ageing or degenerative disease process. They say that it is normally found at low levels in green leafy vegetables, but can also be taken as a supplement.

"Our studies have shown that mice supplemented with lipoic acid have a cognitive ability, behaviour, and genetic expression of almost 100 detoxification and antioxidant genes that are comparable to that of young animals. They aren't just living longer, they are living better and that's the goal we're after," Hagen said.

The scientists say that lipoic acid reduces mitochondrial decay in cells, which is closely linked to the symptoms of ageing.

They say that with age, glutathione levels naturally decline and make older animals more susceptible to both free radicals and other environmental toxins, but lipoic acid can restore glutathione function to near normal.

"We never really expected such a surprising range of be nefits from one compound. This is really unprecedented, and we're pretty excited about it," Hagen said.

The findings were discussed at the Linus Pauling Institute sponsored Diet and Optimum Health conference.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Treatment May Be Possible For Degenerative Brain And Spinal Cord Disease
2. Genetic Testing Sheds Light on Degenerative Eye Disease
3. Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease
4. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
5. Link between Constipation and Parkinsons Disease
6. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
7. New Drug PP188 Helps Sickle Cell Disease
8. Gene Treatment for Heart Disease
9. Legume Consumption Can Cut Heart Disease Risk
10. Link Between Infection And Heart Disease
11. Celiac Disease in Type 1 Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Marathon running has surged in popularity in ... running increases exposure to ultraviolet radiation, a carcinogen that promotes skin cancer. Studies ... half may be adequately protecting themselves with proper clothing and sunscreen. , ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... PIXACORE , an independent full-service agency with a ... agencies of the year by MM&M. , This is the first time PIXACORE has ... for the agency. PIXACORE’s newfound recognition reflects its steady trajectory of growth and ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has made a multi-million dollar partnership commitment to ... stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) over the next year. ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... August 20, 2017 , ... HIPAA ... Management System has assisted multiple clients in successfully passing audits such as ... Control Level 2 (AICPA SOC Level 2), and State Data Use Agreement Audits. ...
(Date:8/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 19, 2017 , ... ... Ed Begley, Jr., will feature the Aurum Group in an upcoming episode, slated ... This segment of Innovations will feature the Aurum Group; a company committed to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/10/2017)... 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the long-standing outpatient ... Colorado . The reputable clinic will continue to be ... with his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received his doctorate ... over 10 years of experience with a strong background in ... marks the 10th PRN clinic in and around the ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly ... The cash dividend of ... 27, 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close ... are subject to approval of the Board of Directors and ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... The search for test results that can ... has long been the goal of healthcare providers and ... the largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD firms ... firm Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores of companies ... supplies and software were at the American Association for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: