Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 20 April 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 16, p. nf31
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.16.nf31]


Defining the Diet

Single ingredient might hold key to calorie restriction's benefits

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Mice that consume less methionine but otherwise eat a full diet live unusually long, according to a new study. The modified meal induces many of the same physiological changes as does a reduced-calorie diet, an intervention that extends life span in many species. Elucidating the mechanisms behind both gastronomic regimes should reveal the simplest dietary changes that bestow the greatest benefit.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Defining the Diet. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (16), nf31 (2005).

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