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:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented ... the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is ... events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions ... Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa Mohebi, the Los Angeles based ... the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal section, featuring articles written by ... as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , Dr. Mohebi says “I enjoy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) researchers were ... innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging to confirm ... drugs. A ... show how researchers from BioPharmX and the Wellman Center ... a suite of imaging techniques in what is called ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May ... battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary ... a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: