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Boron in Aging and Longevity

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Part of the Healthy Ageing and Longevity book series (HAL, volume 8)

Abstract

Only limited direct evidence from Drosophila studies exists to indicate that boron promotes healthy aging and longevity. However, substantial indirect evidence supports the suggestion that boron does have such an effect. Boron has bioactivity that affects the formation and activity NAD+ and SAM, which have been shown to affect aging and longevity. Evidence has been provided to indicate, that through affecting these two biomolecules, boron has beneficial effects on inflammatory and oxidative stress, DNA damage detection and repair, and SAM involvement in methylation and homocysteine levels. Through these effects, nutritional intakes of boron have been shown to moderate or alleviate several pathological conditions associated with aging, including cancer, cognitive decline, sarcopenia, and bone health. These findings indicate that a diet rich in boron will promote healthy aging and longevity.

Keywords

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide S-adenosylmethionine Inflammatory stress Oxidative stress DNA damage DNA repair Homocysteine Cancer Cognitive function Sarcopenia Bone 

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  1. 1.Research Nutritionist ConsultantGrand ForksUSA

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