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Taurine may extend life and health, scientists find


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Taurine - a nutrient found in meat, fish and sold as a supplement - extends life and boosts health in a range of animal species, scientists say.

Levels of taurine decline with age in different species, including people.

Experiments on middle-aged animals showed boosting taurine to youthful levels extended life by over 10% and improved physical and brain health.

The researchers say taurine may be an "elixir of life" - but topping up levels in people has not been tested.

So the team, at Columbia University, in New York, recommend against people buying taurine pills or energy drinks packed with taurine in an attempt to live longer.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-65810138

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I am a Taurine, born on the Isuzu Gemini cusp. 

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How do they know it extends life? They can only make that claim if they know when you would have died if you hadn't taken Taurine. :wacko:

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On 6/9/2023 at 8:34 AM, Alchopwn said:

I am a Taurine, born on the Isuzu Gemini cusp. 

So you were born at dawn.

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On 6/9/2023 at 10:50 AM, ouija ouija said:

How do they know it extends life? They can only make that claim if they know when you would have died if you hadn't taken Taurine. :wacko:

Maybe vegans don't live as long as meat/fish eaters?

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On 6/9/2023 at 4:50 AM, ouija ouija said:

How do they know it extends life? They can only make that claim if they know when you would have died if you hadn't taken Taurine. :wacko:

Animal testing. The ones given it lived longer. 

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47 minutes ago, Piney said:

The irony is it's used in all those unhealthy energy drinks all those fatass junk eaters drink. :lol:

Yeah, but it's not the taurine that is the unhealthy part of the drink.

It's the massive amount of sugar added to make it drinkable.

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On 6/9/2023 at 9:50 AM, ouija ouija said:

How do they know it extends life? They can only make that claim if they know when you would have died if you hadn't taken Taurine. :wacko:

 

4 hours ago, Piney said:

Animal testing. The ones given it lived longer. 

Same thing applies: you can't know in advance when something will die. So many things factor into time of death.

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19 minutes ago, ouija ouija said:

Same thing applies: you can't know in advance when something will die. So many things factor into time of death.

Did you check the link I posted?

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4 hours ago, Abramelin said:

Did you check the link I posted?

I have now! :blush:

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18 hours ago, Abramelin said:

So you were born at dawn.

How the hell did you know my mom's name is Dawn? Uncanny !

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