This pill may be the real-life 'fountain of youth'

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The fountain of youth may be a myth, but a group of researchers believe they have found the solution to growing old. They want to test a pill that could ultimately delay deadly diseases and aging, and plan to meet with the FDA later this month.

According to Refinery 29, if the test gets approved by the FDA, thousands of people who suffer from cancer and heart disease will be given an experimental drug known as metformin (a drug commonly used for type 2 diabetes). The test will try to prove whether or not metformin can successfully stall the aging process, ultimately delaying death itself.

But should be considered a disease in the first place. This will likely be a hot topic in the coming months. But until then, we won't have a final verdict until the FDA has its say in the matter.

For now, the "fountain of youth" still remains a tall tale. Sigh.

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