Injecting young people's blood won't cure aging, FDA warns elderly

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Gone are the days of staying out of the sun to retain your youthful good looks.

Multiple establishments across the US are now offering "plasma infusions" using the plasma of young people, saying it can cure aging and memory loss, as well as dementia, Parkinson's and heart disease.

The fad has been so popular that unbelievably, the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been forced to issue a warning against it.

"There is no proven clinical benefit of infusion of plasma from young donors to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent these conditions, and there are risks associated with the use of any plasma product," a statement reads.

"We strongly discourage consumers from pursuing this therapy."

"There are reports of bad actors charging thousands of dollars for infusions that are unproven and not guided by evidence from adequate and well-controlled trials."

A start-up company called "Ambrosia Health" was offering plasma infusions at an incredible $8,000 for a litre of plasma. 

The business has since ceased all treatments "In compliance with the FDA announcement issues February 19 2019."

So if you were thinking about pumping yourself full of some young blood, and curing yourself of all ailments - the FDA says please don't.

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