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 Heart, administered high-pressure oxygen in a pressurised chamber and stated it reversed two processes regarding 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 previous and malfunctioning cells within the physique might 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 occasions every week for 3 months.
The examine was revealed in Growing older journal on November 18.
Shai Efrati, a professor at Tel Aviv College who runs the Aviv Clinics in Florida, informed The Jerusalem Put up the examine signifies that the mobile foundation for the ageing course of could be reversed.
“Immediately telomere shortening is taken into account the ‘Holy Grail’ of the biology of ageing,” he stated.
“Researchers world wide are attempting to develop pharmacological and environmental interventions that allow telomere elongation. Our HBOT protocol was in a position to obtain this, proving that the ageing course of can in truth be reversed on the primary cellular-molecular stage.”
The examine, Efrati stated, “offers hope and opens the door for lots of younger scientists to focus on ageing as a reversible illness”.
His associate on the Shamir Medical Heart, Chief Medical Analysis Officer Amir Hadanny, stated interventions corresponding to way of life modifications and intense train have proven “some inhibiting impact on telomere shortening”, however the hyperbaric oxygen therapy is simpler.
“In our examine, solely three months of HBOT have been in a position to elongate telomeres at charges far past any presently out there interventions or way of life modifications,” Hadanny stated.
In accordance with the examine, the bodily adjustments have been equal to how the contributors’ our bodies have been on the mobile stage 25 years earlier.
“We’re not [just] slowing the decline – we’re going backwards in time,” Efrati stated.
Oxygen therapy improved consideration, data processing pace, and govt features within the topics, the researchers stated.