Friday, January 18, 2008

Bad Breath and Life

I have been meaning to blog about this, but I don't want to forget so this is going to be a short version.

Calorie restriction is known to increase lifespan. I have a theory that I want to test out about it. They still do not know the mechanism for why it works. Then I was thinking, what happens when you do CR? You get halitosis. This leads to the production of hydrogen sulfide. Now, combine that with the concept that mice given hydrogen sulfide also live longer.

Hypothesis: Part of the mechanism that causes CR to work involves hydrogen sulfide created in halitosis.

Is bad breath the secret to long life?

1 comment:

Todd said...

Thus why it is better to piss on a wound than to spit on it.