Evolving Health

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mitochondrial genes influence life expectancy in beetles, a new study reports. Genetic research into aging and longevity revolves mainly around the nuclear genome, which encodes most of our multicellular bodies, but a new Monash University study performed on beetles suggests shifting focus to the mitochondrial genome.   The mitochondria—kidney-shaped organelles often referred to as the cell’s powerhouses—each contain their own set of DNA, passed on from mother to offspring, and according to… Read More

Resveratrol’s antioxidant and anti-inflammation actions shown previously only in vitro and in laboratory animals have now been observed in a small human study. State University of Buffalo New York and Kaleida Health researchers found that supplementation with a plant extract containing resveratrol suppressed generation of free radicals called reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reduced expression of two major proinflammatory pathways. Writing in their study, published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,… Read More