Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Aging (HBOT)
On November 18th, 2020, a group of researchers recorded a ground-breaking discovery using Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy that could potentially change the world and the potential impact on aging. The discovery relates to the concept of telomeres, which shorten over time as cells divide, leading to aging and disease.
This is due to a reduction in the supply of an enzyme called telomerase in nearly all cells. The Hayflick limit, which is when cell division is no longer possible due to the shortening of telomeres, has been known to limit the lifespan of multicellular organisms.
The reason for this is that the shortening of telomeres and subsequent aging is actually a blessing for the species as a whole, as it allows for rapid adaptation to changing environmental conditions.
However, on November 18th, 2020, an experiment was published in which the attrition of telomeres in human cells was not only stopped but actually reversed, extending the telomeres of older individuals by over 20%. This discovery was made through hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments.
This discovery has the potential to revolutionize the field of aging and lead to longer, healthier lives for humans. While it remains to be seen whether these individuals will indeed live longer and healthier lives, the initial results are promising. For those interested, the published results and methods can be found at this link: https://www.aging-us.com/article/202188/text.