Administering pure oxygen in a pressurised chamber may reverse ageing and sickness, analysis finds.
Israeli scientists say they’ve managed to not solely efficiently cease the organic ageing course of however to reverse it, utilizing solely oxygen.
The study, a collaboration between Tel Aviv College and the Shamir Medical Middle, administered high-pressure oxygen in a pressurised chamber and mentioned it reversed two processes referring to ageing and sickness.
Utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapies (HBOT) on ageing wholesome adults, the researchers discovered the shortening of telomeres (chromosome ends) and the buildup of outdated and malfunctioning cells within the physique could possibly be reversed.
That’s, the adults’ blood cells really develop youthful because the therapies progress.
Some 35 adults over the age of 64 took half within the examine and got HBOT for 90 minutes a day, 5 instances every week for 3 months.
The examine was printed in Growing old journal on November 18.
Shai Efrati, a professor at Tel Aviv College who runs the Aviv Clinics in Florida, instructed The Jerusalem Put up the examine signifies that the mobile foundation for the ageing course of will be reversed.
“As we speak telomere shortening is taken into account the ‘Holy Grail’ of the biology of ageing,” he mentioned.
“Researchers all over the world try to develop pharmacological and environmental interventions that allow telomere elongation. Our HBOT protocol was capable of obtain this, proving that the ageing course of can actually be reversed on the primary cellular-molecular degree.”
The examine, Efrati mentioned, “provides hope and opens the door for lots of younger scientists to focus on ageing as a reversible illness”.
His associate on the Shamir Medical Middle, Chief Medical Analysis Officer Amir Hadanny, mentioned interventions akin to life-style modifications and intense train have proven “some inhibiting impact on telomere shortening”, however the hyperbaric oxygen remedy is more practical.
“In our examine, solely three months of HBOT have been capable of elongate telomeres at charges far past any at the moment obtainable interventions or life-style modifications,” Hadanny mentioned.
Based on the examine, the bodily adjustments have been equal to how the contributors’ our bodies have been on the mobile degree 25 years earlier.
“We’re not [just] slowing the decline – we’re going backwards in time,” Efrati mentioned.
Oxygen remedy improved consideration, data processing pace, and government capabilities within the topics, the researchers mentioned.