A study published in the journal "Aging Cell" shows that popular drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease can slow down the aging process. Although the analyzes involved animals, according to the authors of the study, they may prove to be an effective anti-aging strategy.
This is the first such discovery. Popular heart drugs may extend life
The most effective anti-aging intervention currently considered to be a calorie-restricted diet. But as experts point out, analyzes of calorie restriction in humans have produced mixed results. New research has shown that there is already a drug that may be a viable solution.
High blood pressure medications can prolong life
A group of researchers from Europe and the United States made an extraordinary discovery. Scientists have proven that rilmenidine prolongs life and improves health indicators in animals. The drug is currently used in patients with hypertension .
The benefits observed by the investigators were related to the treatment of C. elegans nematodes with rilmenidine . Unlike other drugs studied by the group of experts, it is rilmenidine that has the potential to translate the results achieved in studies to humans.
Side effects from the use of this drug are rare and not serious, emphasize the authors of the analysis.