What You Eat Affects Your Lifespan

What You Eat Affects Your LifespanThe University of Southern California found that a five day diet which mimics fasting can slow down ageing, add years to life, boost the immune system and cut the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Dr. Brian Kennedy, CEO of The Buck Institute has said, “Calorie restriction has been known to extend lifespan for a long time.”

The diet plan found at USC restricts calories to between one third and a half of normal intake. They also discovered that fasting can regenerate the entire immune system, bringing a host of long-term health benefits.

Within three months of testing out the regimen on humans, it was found that they all had reduced biomarkers linked to ageing, diabetes, cancer and heart disease as well as cutting overall body fat.

This study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, states that the researchers think that by slashing a hormone which encourages growth and has been linked to cancer susceptibility, it tricks the body into ageing more slowly.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
Sarah Knapton, Science Editor

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