Eating 40 per cent less food could extend a person's life by 20 years, according to scientists.
at the Institute of Health Ageing at University College London are
developing a treatment they hope will combat the 'disease' of getting
older. They are looking
into how genetics and lifestyle can be adapted to offset the effects of
ageing and add years, possibly decades, to a person's life. Age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurodegeneration can also be combated, it is claimed.
line of inquiry that the team is developing is how the life of a rat
can be increased by up to 30 per cent simply by reducing its food
Dr Piper told the Independent: 'If you reduce the diet of a rat by 40
per cent it will live for 20 or 30 per cent longer. So we would be
talking 20 years of human life. This has shown on all sorts of
organisms, even labradors.'
Source - Daily Mail