Blue M&Ms linked to reducing spine injury
Blue food dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade can reduce damnages caused by spine injuries, study suggest.Gatorade invented the drink(Gatorade ) in the 1960’s as a solution to the football players thirst while playing in the hot Florida swamp-like conditions at The University of Florida.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, albeit with a limp.
The only side effect was that the treated mice temporarily turned blue.
The results of the study, published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences," build on research conducted by the same center five years ago.
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