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Diaper gel pills for longevity

Activatated carbon is published as making rats live more than 40% longer. Superexpanding diaper gel might work similarly. It could also reduce cholesterol like fiber
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A nitrogen version of activated carbon makes rats live more than 40% longer. Is it possible to get the same benefit with less material bulk? Diaper absorbancy gel gathers more than 1000 times its mass in water. An enterosobent that expands could be a new longevity drug.

Develop a diaper absorbency gel with high surface area so it can function as a longevity enterosorbent. Perhaps bushier branched polymers (possibly with a nitrogen on them) would do it. A little like nylon gel.

Then, test it on rats for longevity effect. If it works it could be a 1 gram pill longevity "drug"

beanangel, May 19 2018

longevity enterosorbents Some journal blurbs and a link to an actual paper http://www.longecit...-greater-longevity/
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       So I take a pill, it then sucks all of the water out of my stomach? No thanks...
RayfordSteele, May 19 2018
  

       You have to wonder *how* sucking fluid out of a rat's digestive tract extends its life and improves its health.   

       To get the ball rolling, I offer this hypothesis:   

       Lab rats tend to die of boredom and insufficient exercise. Removing fluid (in moderation) from their insides is more like an attack than a therapy, but because it's a low-level attack it stimulates the little ratty metabolism to get its act together without doing any permanent harm, and thereby makes the rat stronger in a Nietzschean sort of way.   

       In those humans not yet living under controlled lab conditions, there might be better alternatives to this therapy, involving purposeful activity.
pertinax, May 21 2018
  

       Interesting. Two caveats though:   

       (a) The same research group seems to have published essentially the same paper twice, a few years apart; that tells me that they didn't make much progress.   

       (b) They seem to be the only group who have worked on this.   

       The whole thing looks a bit hokey to me, but interesting nevertheless.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 22 2018
  

       Most ambulances carry this and in much larger quantity (imagine drinking a charcoal slushy, do it). Used on patients that may have ingested a poisonous/toxic liquid. It's a much safer option and preferred method, for all parties involved, than having the person vomit.   
      
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