Friday, October 29, 2010

Can Cutting Carbs Make You Live Longer?

Professor Cynthia Kenyon says you can extend your life AND stay fit throughout old age just by a change of diet that switches on your youth and longevity genes. Kenyon isn't waiting for more research to be done. She's already changed her own diet.

... a U.S. geneticist is thought to have discovered the secret to a long life, full of health and energy. And the answer might be as simple as cutting down on carbohydrates.

Professor Cynthia Kenyon, whom many experts believe should win the Nobel Prize for her research into ageing, has discovered that the carbohydrates we eat – from bananas and potatoes to bread, pasta, biscuits and cakes – directly affect two key genes that govern youthfulness and longevity.

She made her remarkable breakthrough after studying roundworms, specifically the C.elegans, a worm just a millimetre in size that lives in soil in temperate climates all over the world. Read more

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