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20 People Who Show How They Seem To Have Aged Backwards Like Benjamin Button

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20 People Who Show How They Seem To Have Aged Backwards Like Benjamin Button

They ‘Benjamin Button’-ed into their teen years!

Who doesn’t know the story of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?’ It was indeed a curious documentary of sorts as we witness a man who ages backward in his life. The movie, which starred Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett as his love interest, seemed almost like a science-fiction.

But people on TikTok are starting to think that this might not be the case. There’s a viral challenge going on with people sharing just how different they look from their younger, teen ages. It is more than just a glow-up – they actually look younger, and people wouldn’t have thought their childhood pictures were childhood pictures at all!

Aging sucks, but is also a blessing for some.

Then (12) and now (24).

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kactavish

Then (13) and now (22).

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_lilgen

Then (14) and now (22).

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bunnymund

A clinical study shows that ‘reverse aging’ may not be a complete science-fiction. The study essentially tracked how epigenetic clocks in people run slower and even backward, allowing them to look younger than their age. But this was at least to some extent, and the study was conducted for one year. Nine participants were involved and consumed a mix of three drugs.

Their measurement of the epigenetic clock (which is a biological age measure) was reduced by two and a half years.

Then (12) and now (22).

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acaciasucks

Then (12) and now.

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auntkenzie

Then (14) and now (25).

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simplystephjaye

Then (13) and now (20).

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gorque

Then (14) and now (22).

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anasofia.cesena

Then (15) and now (26).

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tayymylottt

Then (14) and now (24).

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thatfakelesbian

However, this was only a clinical test with a tiny sample, and no control group was included. Most researchers believe they’ll see a slow down of the clock, but to see a reversal was one they did not expect. Experts are showing interest in having a bigger study conducted and seeing if more can be understood from this ‘Benjamin Button’ phenomenon.

Then (13) and now.

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lmao_lame

Then (13) and now (18).

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maddiesegar

Then (19) and now (27).

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emerz_

Then (18) and now (26).

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dragonjpg

Then (14) and now (27).

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kategraham2

Then (14) and now (22).

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em_uggghhh

Then (13) and now (24).

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trashbuns

The study was initially conducted to understand the impact of growth hormone in humans. “Because we could follow the changes within each individual, and because the effect was so powerful in each of them, I am optimistic,” says Steve Horvath from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Then (14) and now (23).

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tmenelas

Then (12) and now (19).

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ta1king.trash

Then (12) and now (22).

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mack.and.peas

The most recent positive result regarding the studies was seen in mice that recovered their visions through a reversed aging clock. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a developmental biologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, shared, “These results clearly show that tissue regeneration in mammals can be enhanced.”

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