Slowing Kidney Ageing with Low-Dose lithium Treatment

Low-dose lithium can slow down kidney aging

Lithium is best known as a therapeutic treatment for bipolar disorders, but its age-defying potential has intrigued researchers for years.

In lab experiments, the element was shown to increase the lifespan of fruit fly and roundworms. Observational studies suggest that tap water naturally laced in trace amounts of lithium could improve human longevity.

Researchers from The University of Toledo found recently that low-doses of lithium act as an anti-aging agent for the kidneys.


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