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Google alerts: we should eat less to slow aging!

Today’s alert email is chockers with links to articles like this:

A calorie-restricted diet may slow aging in healthy adults, research finds

Calorie restriction slows pace of aging in healthy adults

How Eating Fewer Calories May Help Slow Down the Aging Process

Reducing Calories Could Slow the Aging Process

…and more. In fact 8 of the 10 headlines of articles related to our search term “healthy aging” are about the very same study. This is all it takes for us to run to the refrigerator in search of a snack. We are relieved to read further that the study population were aged 21 to 50. This says that the slowing-aging ship has long ago sailed for us. Whew! We can relax! But younger adults might want to pay attention.

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