Hacking the Human Life Span

Wired has an excellent overview article on life extension practices, specifically those who take resveratrol supplements. 

Resveratrol, which has protected lab animals from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, seized the public imagination in November when two prominent studies showed that mice taking the compound lived longer and ran farther than mice not taking it. Still, scientists say it’s far from certain that it will extend human life.


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