Bahamas: Billionaire claims he is getting younger

Fashion designer Peter Nygard at the Toronto Film Festival Fashion designer Peter Nygard hopes to encourage stem cell research in the Bahamas

A billionaire fashion designer says scientists have found a way to reverse his ageing process, it seems.

Bahamas resident Peter Nygard says he is receiving stem cell therapy and that a study from the University of Miami suggests he is getting younger, the Bahamas Tribune reports. "They are looking at me, and my markers have shown exactly that I have been actually reversing my ageing and getting younger," the 70-year-old says.

He adds: "I am taking perhaps more stem cell treatment than anybody else in the world. I have been doing it for four years now, so I am sort of a testimonial that this stem cell really works."

Nygard has reportedly been advocating for stem cell research in the Bahamas. A recent change in the law would allow medical centres to open there, though the country's attorney general denies Nygard was involved in the drafting of the legislation, The Bahamas Weekly reported.

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