Not only does it seem to slow down aging by activating the body's natural defenses, it appears to therapeutically intervene in people who are already experiencing diseases of aging. In other words, while it was originally thought to prevent the onset of disease, it may help in cases where disease has already set in.
The ultimate goal is not just to keep people living longer, it's to keep people living healthy longer. Human trials are under way though availability is not expected for about 5 years.
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