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Garlic extends lifespan in roundworm study

Garlic extends lifespan in roundworm studyJuly 31 2015. The August 2015 issue of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry published the finding of researchers at Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan of a lifespan-extending effect for an aqueous extract of garlic when given to Caenorhabditis elegans, a roundworm commonly used in gerontological experiments. "Advantages and beneficial effects of garlic (A. sativum) consumption have been widely investigated, eliciting great interests especially for medical researchers," note Chun-Hao Huang and colleagues in their introduction. "Although some previous studies have shown that garlic extract or some of its components may have potential anti-aging effects, systematic approaches to show the lifespan-promoting effect of garlic extract at the molecular and biosignaling levels are still lacking."

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