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Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2018 Apr;43(4):412-414. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0653. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Trace lithium in Texas tap water is negatively associated with all-cause mortality and premature death.

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1
a Department of Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada.
2
b Centre for Bone and Muscle Health, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada.
3
c Department of Actuarial Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada.

Abstract

Lithium in tap water was previously found to have life-extending effects across 18 Japanese municipalities. Using a larger dataset with several Texas counties, our study shows that lithium concentrations in tap water are negatively associated with all-cause mortality (r = -0.18, p = 0.006, 232 counties) and years of potential life lost (r = -0.22, p = 0.001, 214 counties). Thus, our present findings extend and reinforce lithium's purported life-prolonging effect in humans.

KEYWORDS:

GSK3; durée de la vie; healthspan; lifespan; lithium; longevity; longévité; longévité en bonne santé

PMID:
29206474
DOI:
10.1139/apnm-2017-0653
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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