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Less Is More: The Diet Strategy Proven To Slow Aging in Healthy Adults

Could you slow down the aging process simply by reducing your caloric intake? According to SciTech Daily, a new study is proving that calorie reduction may play a key role in slowing down aging.


In a first-of-its-kind randomized controlled trial, an international team of researchers led by the Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health shows that caloric restriction can slow the pace of aging in healthy adults.


The CALERIE™ intervention slowed the pace of aging measured from participants’ blood DNA methylation using the algorithm DunedinPACE (Pace of Aging, Computed from the Epigenome). The intervention effect on DunedinPACE represented a 2-3 percent slowing in the pace of aging, which in other studies translates to a 10-15 percent reduction in mortality risk, an effect similar to a smoking cessation intervention.


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