dietary restriction

Cutting fat may actually shorten your life


May 4th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that restricting fatty food may not lengthen the life span, as was widely believed, but may have a contrary effect, i.e. shortened life.Researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists find binary switch that turns ‘aging process on and off’


February 17th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies have found that deactivation of a protein in roundworms increases their lifespan, most likely mediating the effects of calorie restriction.Previously, ... Read more...

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Alternative remedies can be fatal for children (Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Using alternative remedies for children can be fatal, experts have warned.Parents can be misled into believing that treatments such as homeopathy are more 'natural', with fewer side-effects than ... Read more...

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Complementary medicines ‘dangerous’ for kids


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A study carried out in Australia has found that complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), when substituted for effective conventional medicines, could be dangerous for children and can even ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention can do wonders for obese people


October 27th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Two new studies have suggested that lifestyle interventions such as physical activity and structured weight loss programs can lead to significant weight loss in obese people.In a one-year ... Read more...

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New discovery could pave way for anti-aging drugs


August 19th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A team of University of Michigan scientists has found that suppressing a certain gene in roundworms extended their lifespan.The U-M results could pave the way for discovery of ... Read more...

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Successful dieting may be all in the mind


July 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A protein found in cells throughout the body must exist in a specific set of brain neurons to prevent weight gain after chronic feeding on high-calorie meals, revealed ... Read more...

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New research paves way for drugs to treat age-related memory loss


May 19th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at Princeton University have shown that two methods of extending life span have very different effects on memory performance and decline with age.While the nematode C. elegans ... Read more...

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How dietary restrictions are beneficial for healthy aging


December 5th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 5 (ANI): In a study on fruit flies, researchers from Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing have tried to explore how reduction in specific nutrients or calorie intake could ... Read more...

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Right balance of proteins, not cutting calories, ‘key’ to longevity


December 3rd, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A diet containing just the right mix of proteins may be more important than reducing calories for a long and healthy life, according to new study on fruit ... Read more...

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Fight age, go on a diet


November 19th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) How does going on a diet help fight ageing? Scientists have found some anti-ageing molecules that get activated by a low calorie diet. Charles Mobbs, professor of neuro-science and ... Read more...

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Molecular trigger that helps prevent aging and disease found


November 19th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a molecular trigger that may explain how dietary restriction and high-caloric diet produce protective effects against aging and disease.Lead ... Read more...

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‘Anti-Atkins’ low protein diet may help boost longevity


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Flies fed an "anti-Atkins" low protein diet live longer, courtesy their better-functioning mitochondria, says a new study.The research, done at the Buck Institute for Age Research, shows ... Read more...

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Fasting ‘extends reproductive life span’


August 28th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Scientists have long asserted that females are born with their entire lifetime's supply of eggs, and once they're gone, they're gone. However, a new study suggests that in ... Read more...

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‘Fountain of youth’ anti-aging pill comes closer to reality


July 9th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): An anti-aging pill may just have come one step closer to reality, with researchers finding that a drug, commonly used in humans to prevent transplanted organs from being ... Read more...

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How eating less can help boost lifespan


June 25th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists have long known that a restricted diet extends life. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified two enzymes that provide a new molecular ... Read more...

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Key protein may explain how dietary restriction contributes to longevity, cancer prevention


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher says that studying a protein that plays a key role in tumour formation, oxygen metabolism, and inflammation may help understand the anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits ... Read more...

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Survival mode protects cells when oxygen dips, also slows ageing


April 17th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) A pathway that protects cells when oxygen levels dip also plays a role in longevity and resistance against old-age diseases, according to a new study. A cell's protective reaction ... Read more...

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‘Retarding age will protect against disease’


July 9th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Slowing down the ageing process would be a better insurance against ill health than conventional therapies against disease, according to a new line of thinking. Medical research is ... Read more...

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Red wine fends off ravages of ageing


July 4th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Large doses of a compound in red wine can ward off multiple ravages of age as trials with midlife mice have found, according to a new study. However, ... Read more...

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Red wine compound has many health benefits, but doesnt boost longevity


July 4th, 2008 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A compound in red wine may ward off many of the signs of ageing, including cardiovascular disease, cataracts and decreased bone density, but does not seem to ... Read more...

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Red wine compound wards off ageing signs


July 4th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): A compound in red wine may ward off many of the signs of ageing, including cardiovascular disease, cataracts and decreased bone density, according to a new study ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal details about how dietary restriction slows aging process


April 18th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 18 (ANI): Working in yeast cells, researchers at the University of Washington have identified details about the mechanisms by which dietary restriction slows the aging process.The researchers linked ... Read more...

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Antidepressant found to extend lifespan in roundworms by 30%


November 22nd, 2007 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have discovered that an antidepressant can extend the lifespan of adult roundworms by up to 30 percent.HHMI researcher Linda B. ... Read more...

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