Russian scientists have found a way to protect people from toxic metals

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The scientists of far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) found that low-molecular weight pectins from the sea grass can protect a person from toxic metals and radionuclides, according to the University.

The research results were presented by the Director of the Department of pharmacy and pharmacology, University Maxim Khotimchenko at the international conference «Functional foods and chronic diseases» Harvard Medical school (USA).

«Scientists have studied the effect of low molecular weight pectin sea grass phyllospadix on laboratory animals. The results of the experiments showed that the use of «sea» of pectin repeatedly accelerates the excretion of strontium and yttrium from the body and prevents their accumulation in the internal organs. According to the researchers, such a structured pectin can be used as active components products and dietary SUPPLEMENTS to protect people from the harmful effects of toxic metals and radionuclides», — stated in the message.

It is noted that these substances are the main factors of environmental pollution in large cities. According to Khotimchenko, scientists will likely continue research in collaboration with leading research centers in the world.