DRIED FRUITS, ESPECIALLY DATES, INCREASE THE LIFESPAN OF CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS
Published: 13 Nov 2023
Abstract: The effects of five commercially available dried fruits on the longevity of nematodes were investigated. All five dried fruits significantly increased the lifespans relative to the control. In particular, dates extended the lifespan significantly more than the control and the other four dried fruits. The mean lifespan and maximum lifespan of the nematodes that consumed dates were 40.9 and 21% longer than those of the control group, respectively. The total concentration of polyphenol compounds was measured to investigate whether the lifespan-extending effect of dates was due to antioxidants. The results showed that the polyphenol contents of dates and prunes were higher than those of the other dried fruits. However, there was no significant difference in the total polyphenol concentrations between dates and prunes. Therefore, dates may contain substances other than polyphenol-related compounds that are responsible for their lifespan-extending effects, or which may promote the activities of polyphenols.
Keywords: dried fruits, life extension, antioxidants, prune, date, caenorhabditis elegans
Cite this article: Koji Kakugawa, Syunya Katoh, Hideki Murakawa, Kenji Arakawa, Masaki Mizunuma, Kazuhisa Ono. DRIED FRUITS, ESPECIALLY DATES, INCREASE THE LIFESPAN OF CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Agriculture & Food 11, 103-110 (2023). https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/article/1002653/
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