Human anti-ageing pill could improve salmon health

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A diet supplement used by humans for its anti-ageing benefits could help salmon improve their immune systems

Trials of adding spermidine – a compound found in vegetables, cereals and soy – to fish feed will begin next month in a project run by the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute.

Supplementing feeds with spermidine could maintain the salmon’s immune response and natural ability to fight virus-induced diseases, say researchers.

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