New drug test hope

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

AN over-the-counter sup­ple­ment is be­ing tested as a cheap, safe way to treat a wide range of the most com­mon age and life­style-re­lated dis­eases.

In­stead of us­ing med­i­ca­tion for a sin­gle risk fac­tor or dis­ease path­way, Monash Univer­sity re­searchers are test­ing whether carno­sine can tar­get mech­a­nisms that drive sev­eral chronic dis­eases.

More than 2000 stud­ies have shown its ef­fects on type 2 di­a­betes, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, de­men­tia, can­cer and de­lay­ing age­ing. The first hu­man clin­i­cal tri­als will mea­sure its ef­fects on body fat, blood pres­sure, blood glu­cose, sleep, de­pres­sion and cog­ni­tion.

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