Want to slow down the aging process? Slow down on the iron.
I just came across some new research showing that excess iron may triple the speed at which you age.
Granted, this study was done on roundworms, not people. Still, what I read was interesting—and alarming—enough for me to want to tell you about it ASAP.
Knowing that iron has been linked to neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), the researchers added iron to the worms’ diets to see what effect it would have. And they found both an increase in the signs of aging and an overall lifespan reduction in the iron-supplemented worms.
According to the lead author of the study, “We fed iron to four day-old worms, and within a couple of days they looked like 15 day-old worms. Excess iron accelerated the aging process.”
Unfortunately, this is just one of the dangers of excess iron. I wrote about many more in this month’s issue of my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter, along with important tips for keeping your iron levels in the “safe” range. If you’re not a subscriber, you can access this issue—and the complete archive—by visiting www.drpescatore.com and logging in to the Subscriber area of the website.