Posted by: 4pack | June 25, 2009

“Ideal Diet”: New Medical Studies Continue To Show Benefits Of “Calorie Restriction Diet”

 CALORIE RESTRICTION AND THE LOWERED CALORIE DIET REGIME WILL BE PROVEN TO BE VERY BENEFICIAL TO QUALITY OF LIFE AND INCREASED LIFE EXPECTANCY…READ BELOW:

 

Although lifestyle factors such as obesity clearly influence life expectancy, genetic factors are considered central to the process of aging. To date, there are only three known genetic networks that ensure youthfulness when manipulated. One centers on the insulin/insulin growth factor-1, which regulates metabolism and growth; the second is driven by mitochondria, the cell's power plants; and the third is linked to diet restriction.

Although lifestyle factors such as obesity clearly influence life expectancy, genetic factors are considered central to the process of aging. To date, there are only three known genetic networks that ensure youthfulness when manipulated. One centers on the insulin/insulin growth factor-1, which regulates metabolism and growth; the second is driven by mitochondria, the cell's power plants; and the third is linked to diet restriction.

Experiment after experiment confirms that a diet on the brink of starvation expands lifespan in mice and many other species. But the molecular mechanism that links nutrition and survival is still poorly understood. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a pivotal role for two enzymes that work together to determine the health benefits of diet restriction.

 

 

When lacking one enzyme or the other, roundworms kept on a severely calorie-restricted diet no longer live past their normal lifespan, they report in the June 24, 2009, advance online edition of the journal Nature.

“The only other known factor regulating longevity in response to diet restriction operates at the very end of the signaling cascade,” said Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and senior author Andrew Dillin, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory. “These two enzymes are further up the ladder, bringing us closer to the receptor that receives the signal for throwing the switch to promote a healthy lifespan.”

Identifying the receptor may allow researchers to design drugs that mimic the signal and could lead to new treatments for age-related diseases. This could enable us to reap the health benefits of calorie restriction without adhering to extreme diets in which the satisfying feel of a full stomach is strictly off limits.

Although lifestyle factors such as obesity clearly influence life expectancy, genetic factors are considered central to the process of aging. To date, there are only three known genetic networks that ensure youthfulness when manipulated. One centers on the insulin/insulin growth factor-1, which regulates metabolism and growth; the second is driven by mitochondria, the cell’s power plants; and the third is linked to diet restriction.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090624152811.htm

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