Calories and Aging
December 10, 2012


According to, by consuming fewer calories aging can be slowed down and the development of age-related diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes delayed. The sooner calories are reduced, the greater the effect.

By gradually reducing the intake of sugar and proteins, without reducing vitamins and minerals, researchers have previously shown that monkeys can live several years longer than expected. Now researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now identified an enzyme called peroxiredoxin that holds the key to delaying the aging process. Reduced caloric intake prevents peroxiredoxin from being inactivated, thereby helping to prolong life.

For more information on caloric intake and aging, read this article

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