Rotten Egg Gas Seen Offering Promise of Extending Life

Rotten Egg Gas Seen Offering Promise of Extending Life

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The gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive foul smell, hydrogen sulfide, appears to slow aging and aging-related diseases in at least three main ways: it helps counter cell-damaging free-radicals; encourages production of an enzyme thought to be a regulator of lifespan; and interacts with a gene that appears to have its own market basket of anti-aging activity.