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February 15, 2021

WE HAVE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

Parasitic worms could hold key to anti-ageing, researchers suggest

(Thanks to Barry Nester)

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https://youtu.be/x-zxBNz3XbM

" our “old friends”

They'll never be on my Christmas card list.

I agree with Clankie As I recall, people didn't live as long as we do now barring pandemics and opioid epidemics.

Nope.

Eating sushi bought at gas stations would fix this problem.

coscolo they may not have lived as long as we do but they looked marvelous.

Me and my tapeworms are the best buddies. We go everywhere together.

On the plus side, at least they're not barbed and swim up your penis (or so we're told).

If you can't trust a biology student at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing reporting on Yah00! News, who can you trust?

"Hookworm feeds upon human blood, causing internal bleeding, loss of iron, anemia, malnutrition, fatigue, weakness, and, in extreme cases, even death. They cause abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and can even block the intestinal tract, causing major health problems."

But, hey, if it makes us prettier ...

Wouldn't 'gut helminth' be a good name...

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