Reducing Calories May Increase Life Longevity
By examining human enzymes in a lab, scientists determined that cutting down calories, but not nutrients, increased the activity of specific enzymes responsible for strengthening mitochondria.
Lead molecular biologist, David Sinclair says two specific genes called SIRT3 and SIRT4 produce proteins that go into the mitochondria. As we age we lose these proteins and as a result, our mitochondria become less efficient. However, by restricting calories, mitochondria are strengthened and the normal cell-suicide programs are mitigated.Disclaimer
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