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Calorie restriction: Scientists take important step toward 'fountain of youth' - 0 views

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    "ScienceDaily (Dec. 26, 2009) - Going back for a second dessert after your holiday meal might not be the best strategy for living a long, cancer-free life say researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. That's because they've shown exactly how restricted calorie diets -- specifically in the form of restricted glucose -- help human cells live longer.


    They found that the normal cells lived longer, and many of the precancerous cells died, when given less glucose. Gene activity was also measured under these same conditions. The reduced glucose caused normal cells to have a higher activity of the gene that dictates the level of telomerase, an enzyme that extends their lifespan and lower activity of a gene (p16) that slows their growth. Epigenetic effects (effects not due to gene mutations) were found to be a major cause in changing the activity of these genes as they reacted to decreased glucose levels.

    "Western science is on the cusp of developing a pharmaceutical fountain of youth" said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. "This study confirms that we are on the path to persuading human cells to let us to live longer, and perhaps cancer-free, lives.""
Matti Narkia

Coming: Ersatz Calorie Restriction / Science News - 0 views

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    Avocados may hold a key to longer, better health
Matti Narkia

The pros and cons of having a Calorie Restriction Diet Plan to extend life - 0 views

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    Calorie Restriction Diet Plan is being promoted by many medical experts to maintain body weight and size. Calorie restriction diet seems to be one of the most popular diets and it seems to be backed up by great medical results. This is different from fads
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