Fruit flies fed sugar and cranberry extract in a recent study lived 25% longer than those fed only sugar. Scientists haven’t studied the effects on humans, but the same could be true. They say it’s the fruit’s antioxidant properties that prolong life.
A new study finds that cranberries have antioxidant properties that may prolong your life.
In new research to be published in the February 2014 issue of Experimental Gerontology, scientists have found that eating cranberries can extend your life significantly. The caveat: the study was conducted on fruit flies, not humans. A team from National Institute on Aging in Baltimore fed the flies sugar supplemented by two percent cranberry extract during three biological stages of their lives, which correspond in humans with young adulthood, middle age, and old age, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Findings showed that younger flies fed cranberry extract lived 25 percent longer than the…
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