Electrolyzed Reduced Water Prolongs Caenorhabditis elegans’ Lifespan
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Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) has been reported to scavenge intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and improve oxidative stress-related diseases. A new culture method using water medium for Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans) was developed in order to elucidate the effects of ERW on the lifespan of nematode. ERW significantly extended the lifespan of C. elegans and alleviated the ROS Level in nematode in water medium, but not in conventional S-medium. These results suggested that the nematode lifespan was elongated at least in part by ROS-scavenging action of ERW.