Bobzilla Research on AGEs
Bobzilla is committed to one hundred percent transparency in all of its scientific research into animal wellness and prevention of disease. Bobzilla believes that every animal and animal lover should benefit from unbiased information. Bobzilla does not seek to profit from any research findings and is dedicated to publicly sharing all findings.
Most recently, Bobzilla has funded the research of Dr. David Turner, Ph.D who is a member of the Massey Cancer Center research team at Virginia Commonwealth University, Vice Chair of Research & Innovation of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program and founder of the Anti-A.G.E Foundation, a non-profit organization which spreads awareness about the severity of processed foods and their impact on the health span and life span of humans and dogs alike.
Dr. David Turner
His work focuses on the prevalence of A.G.E's in popular dog foods. A.G.Es, or advanced glycation end products, also referred to as glycotoxins, are harmful oxidative compounds that accumulate in tissues over time, causing stress and inflammation, and in turn increase the risk of developing diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Turner and his team have estimated that "dog food is about 100 times higher in AGEs than human food,” and and believes that this may "reduce our canine companions quality of life and overall lifespan."
Thanks to financial support from the Bobzilla Foundation, Dr. Turner is scientifically validating these statements. He is constructing a database of A.G.E. levels in multiple types of dog foods - including kibble, wet food, homemade and fresh, which will be made publicly available on this site soon! In addition, Dr. Turner is also assessing if A.G.E.s in processed pet food can promote the same diseases in dogs that are observed in humans by A.G.E consumption.
In the meantime, please check out this article from Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center and this article from the Medical University of South Carolina's Hollings Cancer Center to learn more about this Dr. Turner / Bobzilla collab.
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