Bolstering cells with a dose of heavy fat may be the key to curing degenerative diseases. And it may help you hold back the years

Could a shiny orange capsule of modified fat help to keep you young? For the first time next month, fats designed to reinforce our cells against age-related damage will be given to people in a clinical trial. The participants have a rare genetic disorder, but if the treatment works for them, it could eventually help us all live longer, more youthful lives, says the scientist behind the work.

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