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Spermidine to the rescue for an aging heart

A recent study shows that spermidine has beneficial effects on health and lifespan in mice, and that these effects are the result of improved cardiovascular function. Similar effects of spermidine on humans are supported by epidemiological studies.

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Figure 1: The effects of spermidine on aging and cardiovascular health.

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de Cabo, R., Navas, P. Spermidine to the rescue for an aging heart. Nat Med 22, 1389–1390 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.4243

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