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Is pain causing us to age faster?
05-23-2014, 12:50 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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I found this quite interesting.

Scientists say that blocking the body’s ability to feel pain boosts lifespan - and that one way of switching off pain is by regularly eating chilli peppers.

The culinary advice follows experiments in mice, in which stopping pain signals from reaching the brain extended their lifespan.

Animals that could not make pain-sensing protein called TRPV1 were ‘exceptionally long lived’.
Not only was life 14 per cent longer, but it was also healthier.

They developed cancer less often and their memory faded less with age.

They seemed to be able to burn off calories without exercising more than usual and their metabolism, including their ability to process sugar remained youthful late in life.

This could cut the risk of diabetes, the journal Cell reports.

University of California researcher Andrew Dillin said: ‘We think that blocking this pain receptor and pathway could be very, very useful not only for relieving pain, but for improving lifespan and metabolic health and in particular for treating diabetes and obesity in humans.

‘As humans age, they report a higher incidence of pain, suggesting that pain might drive the ageing process.’

The animals in his experiment had been genetically-engineered to not make the TRPV1 pain sensor.

But Professor Dillin said that regularly eating capsaicin, the compound that gives chilli peppers their zing, should stop the sensor from working.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl...espan.html

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05-23-2014, 01:11 PM #2
White Ribbon call me
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no pain, no gain..

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05-23-2014, 01:24 PM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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I recall that the pepper thing released endorphines ~ so which is it ~ squashing the pain receptors (which seems like a neutral net effect) or boosting the happy chemicals (positive net effect)??
05-23-2014, 01:55 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Pain really chips away a quality of life. If it's bad enough, it becomes a focal point and all else revolves around it.
It sucks, and it comes as no revelation that it goes hand in hand with the aging. The brain perceives pain as trauma.

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05-23-2014, 02:08 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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I'll just keep eating peppers. Feels good man beercheer.gif
05-23-2014, 02:55 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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Fekk.

Chili makes me puke and headache.
Sorta same allergic reaction as when I try to drink beer.

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05-23-2014, 03:10 PM #7
White Ribbon call me
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i put chilli in everything i make.. love it super hot..
05-23-2014, 03:25 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(05-23-2014, 02:55 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Fekk.

Chili makes me puke and headache.
Sorta same allergic reaction as when I try to drink beer.

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05-23-2014, 03:31 PM #9
Ruby Wolf Member
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Financial stress and government installed fear and terrorist paranoia and evil war are causing billions of people to age faster and faster who wouldnt be aging faster at all if they were living within another place in space somewhere in time...
05-23-2014, 03:50 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yup.gif Things are a lot less hectic up here B/S. Octo's grandma is 99 damned.gif

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05-23-2014, 03:57 PM #11
Accidental Stoner Member
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(05-23-2014, 03:25 PM)Octo Wrote:  
(05-23-2014, 02:55 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Fekk.

Chili makes me puke and headache.
Sorta same allergic reaction as when I try to drink beer.

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Freak! damned.gif

Well, the beer part really sucks.
Shut out from an international brotherhood, I am.
05-23-2014, 04:05 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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You can come over and help us with some homebrew over solstice, you seem to tolerate that better.
05-23-2014, 04:13 PM #13
Ruby Wolf Member
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(05-23-2014, 03:50 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  yup.gif Things are a lot less hectic up here B/S. Octo's grandma is 99 damned.gif
Yeah like Taxachusetts is one of the worst places to live in financially although my grandfather and great grandmother lived into their early 90s and my mom still works full time as a bank manager and shes 72 but they had and have a pioneer spirit flowing through their veins and so do i well i think i do a little anyways (*-*)
05-23-2014, 04:24 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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I think one reason our Grandparents seem to live longer is the fact that many have lived though wars and food rationing. Studies have shown that people on caloric restriction (with adequate nutrition) during their life are healthier and live longer.

We just eat too much and the wrong things fatman.gif
05-23-2014, 04:33 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(05-23-2014, 04:24 PM)Octo Wrote:  We just eat too much and the wrong things fatman.gif

Yup yup yup Bread for starters. And sugar puke.gif



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