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April 8, 2019

Scientists have known for decades that caloric restriction leads to a longer lifespan. It has also been observed…
Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for people with digestive problem

March 7, 2019

What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? USC researchers provided evidence that a…
Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity

May 4, 2018

As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are…
A pill that staves off aging? It’s on the horizon

March 29, 2018

Scientists have long known that restricting calories can fend off physiological signs of aging, with studies in fruit…
Low-calorie Diet Enhances Intestinal Regeneration After Injury

March 7, 2018

Dramatic calorie restriction, diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total, have long been known to…
Link between biological clock and aging revealed

August 11, 2017

Scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock’s control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps…
Dieting causes epigenetic changes during ageing

April 12, 2017

Reduced food consumption extends the lifespan of many organisms, including primates. The biology behind how this is achieved,…
Genome-based diets maximise growth, fecundity, and lifespan

March 14, 2017

A moderate reduction in food intake, known as dietary restriction, protects against multiple ageing-related diseases and extends life…
Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

January 19, 2017

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live…
Keep an eye on children’s calories, researchers say

March 18, 2016

Most children overeat significantly when served large portions of calorie-dense popular foods, according to a Penn State study.…
Using ‘fitness’ labels on foods may cause consumers to eat more, exercise less

September 15, 2015

People who are dieting or who try to balance exercise and healthy eating often seek out food that…
Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug could be alternative to chemotherapy

March 31, 2015

Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies…
Calorie-restricting diets slow aging

November 17, 2014

The adage ‘you are what you eat’ has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another…
Calorie restriction increases longevity – or does it?

August 6, 2013

Here’s an interesting stat to bring up at the dinner table: for each human cell in your body,…
Reducing caloric intake delays nerve cell loss

May 23, 2013

Animal study points to role of protein in anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction Activating an enzyme known to…
Sarcopenia, Target for Anti-aging Therapies

June 26, 2012

Sarcopenia refers to age-related loss of muscle mass and function. Several age-related changes occur in skeletal muscle including…
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