One of the first stud­ies on hu­mans

India Today - - HEALTH -

On March 22, the re­sults of one of the first and largest hu­man clin­i­cal tri­als ever to ex­am­ine the ef­fects of calorie restriction on age­ing ap­peared in the jour­nal Cell

Metabolism. It was shown that cut­ting caloric in­take by 15 per cent for two years slowed down age­ing and metabolism in the study sam­ples. It was also found to pro­tect against agere­lated dis­eases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkin­son’s as also oth­ers like cancer and di­a­betes.

The cur­rent study finds that calorie restriction leads to

“We found that even people who are healthy and lean may ben­e­fit from a calorie restriction reg­i­men” Sci­en­tists of the Pen­ning­ton Bio­med­i­cal Re­search Cen­ter, US

A slower metabolism which is most ben­e­fi­cial for healthy age­ing

Or­gan­isms that burn en­ergy most ef­fi­ciently ex­pe­ri­ence the great­est longevity

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