Fountains of Youth
Here is a round up of the current contenders for slowing or reducing aging. As research continues, and if/when they make real advancements in human trials (or at least human cells) I'll split them into their own pages with more analysis.
Diabetics who are on metformin actually seem to be living longer than nondiabetics who are not on it - Bill Gifford
David Sinclair has said he is taking it - but skips the pill on days that he exercises.
Non-sanctioned therapy used by athritis sufferers.
The Therapeutic use of Radon: A Biomedical Treatment in Europe; An “Alternative” Remedy in the United States - National Center for Biotechnology Information - 23-Sep-2006
Discusses the decision-making process involved in using radon, and compare the Montana radon health mine facilities with selected radon mines and spas in Europe.
Rapamycin (aka sirolimus)
A chemical produced by bacteria that has been shown to have immunosuppressive and antiproliferative properties. It is currently used in the prevention of transplant rejection and as a coronary stent coating, and is also being tested for certain cancers.
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Metformin may minimize muscle loss in extended periods of bed rest
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 24-Jul-2023
Improvements seen in muscle size and collagen deposits in older people with atrophyRead more...
Diabetes medication metformin could lower long COVID risk by 41%, study suggests
New Scientist - 09-Jun-2023
Metformin may function as an anti-inflammatory and potentially reduce the viral load of SARS-CoV-2Read more...
Unraveling the long-term impacts of metformin on lifespan: a 20-year study
Live Forever Club - 16-May-2023
Extensive analysis reveals an initial benefit to longevity that diminishes, then reverses, over timeRead more...
Peter Attia comments on Danish metformin study that does not find benefit to general population
Peter Attia website - 11-Mar-2023
Original study was subject to bias due to exclusion of participants who progressed to multiple therapiesRead more...
Metformin misinterpreted as antiaging drug via animal studies, TAME heads for future trials
SENS Research Foundation - 04-Oct-2022
More than 90% of drugs safe and effective when tested in experimental animals fail in human testingRead more...