Biology is a complex subject and we've had far too many sensationalist stories based on a single research paper. Too often, results aren't replicated by other labs. Worse yet, more than 90% of results from mouse studies fail to yield any effect in humans. So let's calm down before we get over-excited, and wait to see what subsequent research may reveal. Especially as here we see generalizations (e.g. "reduced") rather than actual data (e.g. a reduction of X% was seen after Y days among Z% of experimental animals versus X% in the control group, with P=.95).

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Allan Milne Lees

Allan Milne Lees

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.