Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Yeast intake linked to longevity

Restricting the amount of yeast in the diet can increase life expectancy by 50%, research into fruit flies has shown.

It is not yet clear whether the same might be true in humans.

But the authors say their findings hint it might be what you eat rather than total calorie intake that influences longevity, contrary to current belief.

The University College London team told PLoS Biology how it could be down to metabolic pathways triggered by foods.

Source - BBC News



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