First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed | Published in "Nature" ~ helpBIOTECH

06 September 2019

First hint that body’s ‘biological age’ can be reversed | Published in "Nature"


A small clinical study in California has suggested for the first time that it might be possible to reverse the body’s epigenetic clock, which measures a person’s biological age. 

For one year, nine healthy volunteers took a cocktail of three common drugs — growth hormone and two diabetes medications — and on average shed 2.5 years of their biological ages, measured by analysing marks on a person’s genomes. The participants’ immune systems also showed signs of rejuvenation. 

 The results were a surprise even to the trial organizers — but researchers caution that the findings are preliminary because the trial was small and did not include a control arm.

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