As you age, your lungs start to deteriorate naturally. The amount of time it takes for them to age to a point that significantly reduces your quality of life depends on various environmental and genetic factors, but once it happens, it is nearly impossible to reverse. It also brings with it a high rate of death and an increased risk of diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
A new study from the Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has found that inhaling resveratrol can slow the age-related negative changes seen in mice lungs, and this could prove to be a useful treatment for humans in the future. Signs of aging lungs include decreased lung function and airspace enlargement.