Russian biologists find a way to slow down aging

A team of biologists from Moscow State University and their colleagues from Voronezh has found that eating less can slow down or reverse the negative effects of aging. Their research was published in FEBS Journal.

The researches have earlier suggested that age-related health problems may be due to mitochondrial DNA damage, which the body becomes less capable of repairing with age. Mitochondria help the body generate energy from food.

An experiment on rats showed that the animals that consumed less food had less accumulated age-related damage. This means dietary restriction can slow the aging processes in the brain and other organs, the team concluded.

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