Monday, July 7, 2008

Looking For The Founatain Of Youth? Cut Your Calories,

Looking For The Founatain Of Youth? Cut Your Calories, Research Suggests:
"ScienceDaily (July 6, 2008)
Want to slow the signs of aging and live longer? New Saint Louis University research suggests cutting back on calories could be a promising strategy...Calorie restriction has long been shown to slow the aging process in rats and mice. While scientists do not know how calorie restriction affects the aging process in rodents, one popular hypothesis is that it slows aging by decreasing a thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), which then slows metabolism and tissue aging... - cutting approximately 300 to 500 calories per day - had a similar biological effect in humans and, therefore, may slow the aging process...Volunteers in both the calorie-restriction and exercise groups experienced similar changes of body fat mass. However, only volunteers in the calorie restriction group also experienced lower levels of the thyroid is imperative to maintain a healthy diet by eating nutrient-rich foods..."Anorexia nervosa is a condition that is associated with calorie restriction that is far too severe and is accompanied by inadequate intakes of many nutrients. Consequently, it results in premature disease and even death..."

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