First There Was Resveratrol; Now There Is Pomegranate

Move over resveratrol. Pomegranate molecules could become the latest rage among longevity seekers. The provision of pomegranate prolonged the life of roundworms by 50% and elderly mice ran 42 percent further, enough evidence to prompt the beginning of human trials. These health benefits are derived from a molecule called urolithin A that is produced as a metabolite by bacteria human intestines when pomegranate is consumed. However, European researchers say they have made urolithin A capsules and are giving them to humans in a preliminary study. [Daily Mail UK; Nature Medicine 2016]

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