Prolonging Healthy Aging- interview with Bruce Ames

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2018 Interview In this interview, Bruce Ames, Ph.D., former professor of biochemistry and molecular biology emeritus at the University of California Berkeley, currently senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, discusses the importance of vitamins and minerals for longevity and explains his “triage theory” of nutrients. The levels of vitamins and minerals required to diminish disease may not be the same as the levels required to optimize longevity; in many cases, the recommended intake for vitamins may be insufficient for longevity.
Each vitamin is found in many proteins. Zinc, for example, is in 2,000 proteins; magnesium is in 500. Biotin, which is in the fewest number of proteins is only found in five.
Bruce Ames’ “triage theory” postulates that when a cell becomes short on a vitamin, it starts to ration it, favoring protein enzymes essential for immediate survival over those that help prevent long-term diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
Other nutrients that appear particularly important for longevity include ergothioneine, an amino acid primarily produced in mushrooms, NAC, NAD, carotenoids, choline, acetyl L-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid.
Getting the right ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats is also important for optimal health, especially heart and brain health. The ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats ranges from 1-to-1 to 1-to-5.
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