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Restricted diet ‘can extend lifespan’

Restricted diet 'can extend lifespan'A restricted diet can extend lifespan, even if it is adopted later in life, a study has shown.

Scientists conducted the study at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition at Newcastle University.

Chunfang Wang, the lead researcher on the project, explained that a very low calorie diet can help to extend lifespan as it allows cells to replicate for longer and can reduce damage to the protective ends of chromosomes.

“In turn this prevents the accumulation of damaging tissue oxidation which would normally lead to age-related disease,” he added.

Alzheimer’s is one age-related disease that can be affected by being overweight or obese, the lead author of a study conducted by Northwestern University in Illinois revealed recently.

Dr Diana Kerwin said that excess fat could contribute to the formation of plaques associated with Alzhiemer’s.

Now that you know eating less and eating healthily can extend your life and prevent diseases, are you going to change your diet? 


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22 Jul
2010
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  • Laura

    Ive recently changed my diet- always ate rubbish thats bad for you but now ive started to exercise and I eat salads and low fat foods, I feel so much better in myself.

  • GTW

    probably wont change my diet much after reading that but the info that’s around is always in the back of my mind

  • IRENE

    I THINK GENERALLY WE HAVE ALWAYS KNOW THAT IF WE KEEP OURSELVES HEALTHY, THEN WE ARE GOING TO LIVE LONGER. I TRY MY VERY BEST TO EAT HEALTHY AND HAVE FOUNF THE OLDER I AM GETTING THE MORE HEALTHIER I AM BECOMING.

  • Chloe

    After reading that, Im definately going to start cutting back- Im all for living longer 🙂

  • Fiona

    I am constantly trying different diets, I’m now jsut cutting down on my calories. I have cut fizzy pop and sweets from my diet. So far so good!