Very interesting indeed!

A protein powder favoured by body builders could hold the secret of a long and healthy life, scientists believe.

Dissolved in water, the mixture built muscle, boosted fitness and improved balance and co-ordination.

Tantalisingly, the powder, which can be bought from health food shops and online, increased life expectancy by 12 per cent.

The amazing results come from animal experiments, but, in human terms, this would equate to an extra 10 years or so of life.

The Italian researchers believe that taken daily from middle-age, the 'elixir of life' powder could help millions look forward to a healthier old age.

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