An anti-ageing drug could be on sale over the counter in just two years, a leading scientist said yesterday.

It could add decades to lifespans and tests on thousands of human volunteers have already started following animal trials.

Professor Vladimir Skulachev says the drug would limit the damaging impact of oxygen on cells. The head of bioenergetics at Moscow State University, backed by other experts, said: “Ninety-nine per cent of the time oxygen turns into harmless water, but there’s that one per cent that turns into a super-oxide that later turns into very poisonous elements.” Professor Skulachev says he is two years away from the drug being ready for sale.

Mirror uk

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