Energy Drinks May Help People Live Longer
I am not a fan of energy drinks because I really do not like the that it has extra caffeine since I am already getting more caffeine than I need in my morning coffee. After reading this, I may suddenly become a fan of energy drinks! A new study by Columbia University reveals that energy drinks may help people live longer. The drinks contain an amino acid named taurine. Researchers studied a group of mice, some of which were given energy drinks. They found that the energy drink mice were living 25% longer and had healthier bones, muscles, immune systems, brains and stomachs than mice, who had not downed the energy drinks.
The scientists concluded; “Taurine abundance decreases during aging. A reversal of this decline through taurine supplementation increases health span and life span in mice and worms and health span in monkeys. This identifies taurine deficiency as a driver of aging in these species. Reversal of taurine deficiency during aging may be a promising anti-aging strategy.”
The University of Munich is planning human trials to see if energy drinks will help humans live longer.
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