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Cinnamon Bark and Ginseng May Help Extend Life Expectancy

May 27, 2010

Lixing Lao, Ph.D, professor of Family and Community Medicine, director of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research, Center for Integrative Medicine co-published a study, Cinnamon Bark and Ginseng in Herbal Formula Increases Life Span of Roundworms  in the May PLos One (on-line journal) 2010;5(2):9339. Roundworms possess some genetic and biochemical similarities to humans. The NCCAM funded study found that certain herbal formulas extend the life of roundworms and roundworms are a valid model for evaluating complex herbal preparations. The research may provide insight for future studies on longevity-promoting herbs.


For more information:  http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/052510.htm

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