People reading about potential anti-aging strategies may run across the work of Jim Plante and his company Klotho Therapeutics. This organization is focusing on using DNA to combat serious disorders like polycystic kidney disease, diabetes and cancer. Specifically, their research concentrates on a component of genetic structure known as Klotho, a protein that functions as a hormone.
An Anti-Aging Hormone
When someone hears the term “anti-aging,” it may conjure up bogus claims of over-the-counter supplements and skin care products that are purported to make consumers look 10 years younger. But the Klotho protein, produced naturally in the body, is recognized by scientists as integral for many physical processes. Unfortunately, production slows with age, especially beyond the age of 40. This is one part of the equation as to why certain health disorders most commonly begin appearing about halfway through a typical lifespan.
Klotho has antioxidant properties, thus reducing …