Link between dietary restriction, longevity examined
|Link between dietary restriction, longevity examined||Darrell Miller||02/09/17|
February 09, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Link between dietary restriction, longevity examined
The link between dietary restriction and longevity has been examined. Research has been done and shows that cutting back on calories can actually expand the life span of roundworms. This is important because it shows that we can enhance our health and not have to put huge dietary restrictions on ourselves.
- Scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory have published research which improves the understanding of the mechanisms by which the lifespan of roundworms can be lengthened by cutting back on calories.
- In a paper recently published in the journal “Aging Cell,” MDI Biological Laboratory scientist Aric Rogers shed light on an important genetic pathway underlying this process, raising the possibility that therapies can be developed that prolong the healthy years.
- The identification of a mechanism underlying the protective effect of dietary restriction could lead to therapies for age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, that are associated with diminished cellular quality control.
"The life-prolonging effects of dietary restriction, or calorie restriction, occur in just about every animal tested."