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Indian scientists recommend yogurt for long life, healthy aging


A team of Indian scientists has developed yogurt to promote healthy aging and improve longevity.

The scientists, building on the proposal of Nobel laureate Dr. Elie Metchnikoff has identified a probiotic bacterium dubbed Lactobacillus Plantarum that could boost healthy aging.

They identified the next-generation probiotic bacteria from fermented dairy products, according to Indiatoday.

The findings of the study published in the journal Antioxidant states,”The capability of a single bacterium on pro-longevity and the features of healthy aging, including enhancement of gut integrity and cognitive functions, makes it an ideal candidate for promotion as a next-generation probiotic.

The team, led by Dr. Mojibur R. Khan, showed that Lactobacillus Plantarum JBC5 improves longevity and healthy aging by modulating antioxidative, innate immunity, and serotonin-signaling pathways in the model organism.

Arguably aging is associated with health issues like obesity and the likes and these raise the concern of healthy aging in populated countries like India and China and even in Nigeria.

But Probiotic promises to delay the onset of age-associated diseases, such as obesity, a decline in cognitive functions, and immunity in the elderly, Professor Ashis K. Mukherjee, Director of IASST, opined.