buckyball Scientists make breakthrough that could double human lifespan

Scientists have made a major research breakthrough that could lead to the near doubling of the average lifespan of a human being.

Scientists have made a major research breakthrough that could lead to the near doubling of the average lifespan of a human being.

 
Researchers at the Université Paris Sud in France began experimenting with Buckministerfullerene molecules, more popularly known as “Buckyballs,” which are spheres made up of 60 carbon atoms.
 
In addition to a normal diet one group of rats was fed olive oil with a 0.8mg/ml concentration of Buckminsterfullerene, a second group was given just olive oil, and a third was not given anything extra. The last group survived for an average of 22 months, the olive oil group survived for an average of 26 months, and the Buckyball group survived for an average of a whopping 42 months, almost double the average lifespan of the others.
 
buckyball Scientists make breakthrough that could double human lifespan
 
Scientists have postulated the benefits of Buckminsterfullerene molecules before, but this is the first test that has demonstrated their potentially life-extending importance.
 
Further research will need to be carried out before these findings can be considered conclusive. The effects may not be the same for humans, for example, and their could be as yet undetected side-effects of long-term consumption of Buckminsterfullerene. 
 
Should additional tests result in equally positive outcomes, however, we could all be taking a new supplement that will extend our lives beyond 100, 150, and possibly even close to 200 years.
 
Source: Gizmodo