Telegraph runs silly story about ‘Elixir of Life’

‘Elixir of life’ could be real according to British experts
The ‘elixir of life’ said to have been invented by scientists in Kazakhstan could work, according to British experts

The Kazakhstani leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, gave orders to the university’s scientists to come up with an ‘elixir of life’, soon after the institution was established in 2009.

Aged 72, he has been president of the Central Asian state since 1990 and interested in immortality for some time.

The scientists have taken two years to develop the yogurt based drink called “nar” which means nourishment in Kazakh.

The yogurt mixture has yet to be drunk, and it can’t be purchased in shops but Nazarbayev is not the first ruler to test out an elixir of life.

The story contains quotes from one person, a director at the museum, who said they might be onto something regarding digestive microbes. Another expert is quoted that many (self-absorbed) rulers did this.

There is no evidence that a yogurt drink will make you live longer. No special diet does. No special “elixir” exists. How did they test it? They didn’t.

This was a terrible headline and a weak story. Discard.

  1 comment for “Telegraph runs silly story about ‘Elixir of Life’

  1. November 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    From the headline I thought someone had finally located Herbert West. What a disappointment.

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