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Acai supplement can lengthen fruit fly lifespan

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A store-bought acai berry product can lengthen fruit flies’ lives, when their lives are shortened through additional oxidative stress, a new study shows.

We show that whatever is in acai that is lengthening lifespan, it can also keep the flies functioning better for longer when faced with paraquat exposure. It is maintaining quality of life rather than just preventing them from dying,” says Emory University researcher Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer.

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