Staying Healthy Takes Guts Full of Microbes

Staying Healthy Takes Guts Full of Microbes

Posted by: on Sep 11, 2013 | No Comments

People whose intestines have smaller and less diverse bacterial populations are more prone to obesity and gut inflammation. According to a new study, a more diverse population of intestinal bacteria is linked to better health.

Diet Can Lengthen Telomeres for Better Health

Diet Can Lengthen Telomeres for Better Health

Posted by: on Feb 15, 2013 | No Comments

A sustained lowering of food intake over time—while avoiding malnutrition—results in an increase of telomere length in adult mice

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys

Severe Diet Doesn’t Prolong Life, at Least in Monkeys

Posted by: on Sep 14, 2012 | No Comments

The results of a long-awaited study of calorie restricted diets in rhesus monkeys which began in 1987, are finally in. But it did not bring the vindication calorie restriction enthusiasts had anticipated.

Extreme Calorie Restriction: Does it Slow Down Aging?

Extreme Calorie Restriction: Does it Slow Down Aging?

Posted by: on Oct 25, 2011 | No Comments

Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics joins a team of researchers at UCSF to measure the health benefits of drastic calorie restriction. One of the aims of the CRONA (Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition and Aging Study) is to see whether extremely low calorie intake slows down aging, and therefore reduces the risk of developing age related illnesses.