Scientists have discovered that chocolate and red wine both have ingredients in them that help fight against wrinkles. A new study confirms that both will help rejuvenate old cells in the body.
According to the Daily Mail, when we age, the strands of DNA in our cells gradually lose the protective telomeres, which that act like the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces. The team applied compounds based on chemicals naturally found in red wine, dark chocolate, red grapes, and blueberries to cells in the laboratory. All of these foods are rich in flavonoids, which are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The work of the team at Exeter University, supported by researchers at Brighton University, builds on their earlier findings which showed that a class of genes called “splicing factors” are progressively switched off as we age. Lead researcher Professor Harries said: “This is a first step in trying to make people live normal lifespans, but with health for their entire life. 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.”
Dr. Eva Latorre, a research associate at the University of Exeter, who carried out the experiments, was surprised by the extent and rapidity of the changes in the cells.
Within hours of treatment, with these so-called reversatrol analogs, the older cells started to divide and had longer telomeres. Scientists hope that this breakthrough can lead them to effective anti-aging therapies.
“When I saw some of the cells in the culture dish rejuvenating I couldn’t believe it,” said Latorre. “These old cells were looking like young cells. It was like magic. I repeated the experiments several times and in each case, the cells rejuvenated. I am very excited by the implications and potential for this research.”
Science proves that chocolate and red wine are good for the body, once again!
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