Medical research

Caloric restriction for anti-aging

(Medical Xpress)—The idea that reducing the amount of food you eat can slow metabolism and extend lifespan has been around for a while. Only recently has it become more mainstream. On sites like the popular Fight Aging ...

Medical research

Can we extend healthspan by altering the perception of food?

Researchers at the Buck Institute have shown a new effect on aging via a small drug-like molecule that alters the perception of food in the nematode C. elegans. Publishing in Aging Cell, researchers "tricked" the worm's metabolism ...

Medical research

The up- and downside of caloric restriction for aging and health

It's already well known that a diet may have a life-extending effect. Researchers from Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany, now showed that besides improving the functionality of ...

Overweight & Obesity

'Thrifty phenotype' leads to less weight loss in obese

(HealthDay)—For obese individuals, energy expenditure during fasting and response to overfeeding predict weight loss in response to caloric restriction, according to a study published in the August issue of Diabetes.

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