Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a survey made by the employee Research Institute children’s hospital Oakland Dr. Bruce Ames. According to the data presented in this document, the vitamins can have an impact on life expectancy.
Ames stated that the 30 vitamins and minerals in certain ratios can help to increase life expectancy and to ensure human health in the elderly. In particular, the scientist has identified a set of proteins, among which he isolated a group of “proteins of life support” and the “longevity proteins”. First, according to the researcher, important to maintain basic physiological processes of the body, provide a second auxiliary function.
A substance of longevity, as follows from the review are substances capable of affecting the regulation of metabolism slowing degenerative mechanisms. In this respect, to the lifetime, according to the scientist, are vitamins K and D, and polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and selenium. These vitamins and minerals contribute to the suppression of oxidative processes and DNA repair, protect cardiovascular system. Previous studies by Ames showed that people with lack of vitamin K and selenium in the body have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
In addition, noted Dr. Bruce Ames, there are other compounds that are not vitamins and minerals, nevertheless, along with these nutrients contribute to increased life expectancy. Such substances scientist took taurine, rich in ergothioneine, pyrrolopyridine, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and astaxanthin.
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