FDA warns against 'young blood' treatments

The treatments are a significant public health concern, the FDA said on Tuesday.
0:39 | 02/20/19

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The FDA has issued a warning about a training medical procedure that claims to slow the aging process. Clinics have been offering blood transfusions from teenagers. Claiming the blood can help older people skin look younger and provide other health benefits. But the FDA says it's risky and there's no proof of any benefits. A start company was charging 8000. Dollars for one liter of young blood. A new study warns heart attacks are on the rise among young women. Many doctors say obesity likely plays a role as well as diabetes and high blood pressure. But they see more research is needed to determine exactly what is behind the increase.

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