Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Independent UK Eating less in middle age could extend longevity, a study of mice suggests.

The research suggests a low-calorie diet can slow the heart's ageing process and extend its working life.

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found middle-aged mice on calorie-restricted diets had stronger hearts in old age. Even when calorie intake was not restricted until middle age, the life-span of mice increased by 20 per cent.

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