A team of scientists from Harvard Medical School has made a significant breakthrough in the field of aging by identifying a combination of drugs that can reverse the aging process within a week.
The treatment involved administering three different drugs to mice: growth hormone, Metformin, and a drug that activates the enzyme AMPK, Business Today reported.
Adenosine 5′ monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) serves as the body’s “master regulator of energy metabolism” due to its role as an energy sensor within our cells.
As we age, researchers have observed a notable decline in AMPK activity.
This decrease in AMPK activity is believed to be one of the factors contributing to changes in appetite, body weight, energy levels, and other metabolic processes experienced as we grow older.
The study showed rejuvenation in aged muscles, liver tissue, and other organs.
Harvard researcher David Sinclair shared the discovery on Twitter and in the medical journal Aging.
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