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Can Young Blood Help an Old Brain?

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  • Platelet-rich plasma treatments have been suggested as a potential solution for aging concerns ranging from joint health and wrinkle reduction to Alzheimer’s and diabetic wound healing
  • New research involving the injection of human umbilical cord blood, specifically a blood protein called TIMP2, suggests it may improve the brain functioning of old mice
  • U.S.-based clinics offering fee-based “clinical trials” involving older people receiving blood transfusions from younger people are growing in popularity as an anti-aging tactic among Hollywood and Silicon Valley elite

By Dr. Mercola

During the past 10 years or so, intriguing scientific studies on mice have suggested certain aspects of aging, including brain function, can be slowed or reversed when older animals receive blood from younger ones.


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