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-- no matter how young at heart you feel little can be -- reverse the signs of an aging heart.
Until now apparently scientists have discovered a protein.
That may be able to keep our hearts yeah.
Thank you Stephen Reitman is a cardiologist and founder of the New York cardiac diagnostic center -- -- let's start first things first what happens to our hardest me.
As he -- the heart stiffens and the -- -- -- because of age but because of frequently undetected high blood pressure -- hypertension.
When the heart -- you can develop a condition called diastolic dysfunction eventually resulting in diastolic heart failure.
Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump properly or the back of -- of blood into the lungs and you get shorter breath into -- so.
That happens just as part of the natural aging process it does appear it's part of natural aging process but are also occurs frequently the biggest risk factors probably hypertension and occurs with diabetes.
And it occurs with the condition -- they -- next analysis but probably the most common one is aging and hypertension.
So these researchers at Harvard isolated this protein and they tried it out and mice and they by injecting a protein into the bloodstream and the -- They found that the heart.
Looked remarkably younger and thirty days is this some sort of fountain of -- It's a very -- study because it takes this protein called GDF eleven growth differentiating factor eleven they found it.
In their experiments in the injected into much in some mice that had stiffened their old age hearts and the -- thirty days they found they got better.
So the initial findings -- very interest thing.
I don't know exactly.
If it's applicable to humans will take as they mention another 345 years to really possibly get some studies done by -- It takes along by the way because when he hears it like this -- -- so miraculously think wow when we try this out and he will.
Issues in humans as it has to be proven to be safe and also has to prove to be efficacious or -- so.
These clinical trials you have to go through a hostile review board you have to get approval from patients and you have to do the studying the study takes time to take several years.
-- I was thinking then the deal is comes into this panic station to aging whether it's -- or anything else.
First of all why it why is approaching -- nicotine be affected the nets and if it's -- potentially in the hard.
Could it be effective in other organs -- say your largest organ being your skin.
Well we do know that there are proteins and and factors that are that can create new blood vessels called Indio in geo Genesis which is effective.
In people had a heart attacks.
New -- -- proteins have been found to be effective and musculoskeletal disorders.
And certainly in the skin and I know there's a lot of research going on at this but I think we maybe not there yet that was this -- may be wishful thinking maybe sooner.
But for you if it did -- the heart that you read some -- like this what goes through your head.
-- through my head is it's exciting but I want to see what happens over time in humans does not everything pans out but I like the idea of it and to the findings seem very impressive that they've had reversal of this -- trophy of the hard.
His real quick Kerry was interesting at that they had they injected the protein into the bloodstream I was with the -- -- would just put it directly into the hearts.
But it would why would it is going into the bloodstream well what happen.
-- is it money injected the bloodstream it finds a location where it's going to be useful and that's probably you know you don't.
In the all the blood goes into the heart anyway so you get it's gonna get there.
Well it's nice to be moderately excited about it and we'll continue to watch it steady and see if it's really anti aging for the heart it's exciting.
I've got to thank you so much thank you -- have been -- John some good news there hundreds.
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