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Protein responsible for longevity has been discovered

Researchers have been aware for a long time that a low calorie diet may be linked to a longer life. They have now found that a protein Sir2 is responsible for this effect. A restricted diet in flies caused an excess production of Sir2 which in turn increased the life span.

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About: Protein responsible for longevity has been discovered

Date: 25 October 2004

Source: Food Navigator

URL: http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/news-NG.asp?n=55623-research-focus-on

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