As the researchers found out, the well-known method of high-pressure oxygen treatment in a pressure chamber, used to rehabilitate divers and save people poisoned by carbon monoxide, is able to reverse the shortening of telomeres and the accumulation of old and faulty cells in the body.
The clinical study involved 35 healthy adults over the age of 64 years. Over the course of 3 months, each of them received 60 sessions of oxygen therapy. According to the results of the experiment, the volunteers were taken analyzes that showed lengthening of telomeres in immune cells by 38% and a decrease in the number of dying cells by 37%. However, the patients did not change their lifestyle or diet and did not take any additional medications.
Thus, scientists were able to stop and reverse aging without the use of expensive drugs. The only drawback of this method is the need to spend several hours in the pressure chamber.
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