Beauty| Body|Sexy We have one more reason why sex is good for you. Scientists at Graz University in Austria have discovered that spermidine, a compound commonly found in human sperm, helps fight aging by slowing the process itself.
Spermadine increases longevity in flies, mice, yeast, worms and most importantly — human blood cells — by releasing free radicals that increase the life span of cells.
Research on fruit flies indicated an additional life span of 30 percent in the spermidine treated specimen than the untreated specimen.
Worms also showed a similar pattern, with an increase in life span by 15 percent.
Researcher Tony Eisenberg has called the study the “holy grail of age research”.