Administering pure oxygen in a pressurised chamber might reverse ageing and sickness, analysis finds.

Israeli scientists say they’ve managed to not solely efficiently cease the organic ageing course of however to reverse it, utilizing solely oxygen.

The study, a collaboration between Tel Aviv College and the Shamir Medical Heart, administered high-pressure oxygen in a pressurised chamber and stated it reversed two processes referring to ageing and sickness.

Utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapies (HBOT) on ageing wholesome adults, the researchers discovered the shortening of telomeres (chromosome ends) and the buildup of outdated and malfunctioning cells within the physique may very well be reversed.

That’s, the adults’ blood cells truly develop youthful because the therapies progress.

Some 35 adults over the age of 64 took half within the research and got HBOT for 90 minutes a day, 5 occasions every week for 3 months.

The research was printed in Ageing journal on November 18.

‘Holy grail’

Shai Efrati, a professor at Tel Aviv College who runs the Aviv Clinics in Florida, instructed The Jerusalem Publish the research signifies that the mobile foundation for the ageing course of will be reversed.

“Right now telomere shortening is taken into account the ‘Holy Grail’ of the biology of ageing,” he stated.

“Researchers around the globe try to develop pharmacological and environmental interventions that allow telomere elongation. Our HBOT protocol was capable of obtain this, proving that the ageing course of can actually be reversed on the primary cellular-molecular degree.”

The research, Efrati stated, “provides hope and opens the door for lots of younger scientists to focus on ageing as a reversible illness”.

His associate on the Shamir Medical Heart, Chief Medical Analysis Officer Amir Hadanny, stated interventions reminiscent of way of life modifications and intense train have proven “some inhibiting impact on telomere shortening”, however the hyperbaric oxygen therapy is simpler.

“In our research, solely three months of HBOT had been capable of elongate telomeres at charges far past any at present obtainable interventions or way of life modifications,” Hadanny stated.

In keeping with the research, the bodily modifications had been equal to how the members’ our bodies had been on the mobile degree 25 years earlier.

“We aren’t [just] slowing the decline – we’re going backwards in time,” Efrati stated.

Oxygen therapy improved consideration, data processing pace, and govt features within the topics, the researchers stated.