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Fresh fruit and vegetables extending our lifespan

Fresh fruit and vegetables extending our lifespan

NatureSeal Newsletter - Fall 2018

A recent report in Nature Medicine gives us perhaps the most important reason to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer from The University of Minnesota Medical School faculty and Mayo Clinic investigators James L. Kirkland and Tamara Tchkonia have discovered a natural product called Fisetin present in many fruits and vegetables. Fisetin was found to reduce the level of damaged cells in the body caused by aging.

As people age, their bodies accumulate damaged cells. When cells get to a certain level of damage they go through an aging process of their own, called cellular senescence. The cells also release inflammatory factors that tell the immune system to clear those damaged cells. While a younger person's healthy immune system can clear these damaged cells, as people age, they aren't cleared as effectively, and they begin to accumulate. The resulting effect is low level inflammation and the release of enzymes that can degrade the tissue.

Robbins and fellow researchers found that Fisetin reduces the level of these damaged cells in the body. The paper, "Fisetin is a senotherapeutic that extends health and lifespan," was recently published in EBioMedicine.

Although more research still needs to be done to determine the right doses, the implications of this new find are far reaching and one more reason to eat your fresh fruit and vegetables.


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