We had no idea it was this bad!
But that's not even the worst part...
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We cover some crazy stuff on here, but we’ve NEVER heard of a health study like this one before!
Two teams of scientists have uncovered that the key to living longer may lie in the veins of young people!
Research conducted on mice found that when the blood from younger mice was transfused with older mice it reverses the aging process, giving the gray-haired rodents rejuvenated muscles and brains!
Rudolph Tanzi, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, thinks these findings could change healthcare forever!
"I am extremely excited. These findings could be a game changer.”
This study is a followup to one conducted in the 1950s that showed after two mice of different age groups were conjoined, the older mouse thrived off of the plasma from the younger mouse.
Researchers recently found that injecting healthy plasma into older mice’s brains directly worked even BETTER!
Could this be the cure for Alzheimer’s we’ve all been waiting for??
A different study also found that giving young blood to old mice helped turn back the clock on their hearts as well! High levels of the protein GDF11 revived the elder mice’s stem cells and replaced dying tissue with new tissue!
This sounds like good news all around to us!
But hold on…
Some scientists say by pumping your body full of young blood and awakening stem cells, you might awake something else.
Professor Irina M. Conboy says we all need to hold off on the celebrations for now. She explained:
"It is quite possible that it will dramatically increase the incidence of cancer. You have to be careful about overselling it.”
We won’t start celebrating just yet but it sounds like doctors are close to finding the fountain of youth!
And it’s in YOUR blood!