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The National Institutes of Health have conducted a study where they have worked out why controlled minimal food intake can increase the life span of mammals by 50% and they have fewer old age diseases. The discovery is related to the Sirt1 mammalian gene which causes fat to be metabolized from the body rather than stored. The next step is to work out how to bind the Sirt1 to a drug so it can be utilized in the body.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today
About: Spartan diet dramatically introduces length of life
Date: 3 June 2004
Source: Medical News Today
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