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High Protein Diet Raises Risk Of Cancer By 75 Percent
2014-03-04 14:16:55

Researchers studying a large sample of adults for nearly two decades found that eating a diet full of animal proteins means you are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet.

Low Protein Diet Slows Alzheimer’s In Lab Mice
2013-02-15 14:13:34

A new study from the University of Southern California (USC) recently found that a normal, low-protein diet could slow signs of Alzheimer’s and boost memory in mice.

2012-02-09 11:13:48

Man may not live by bread alone, but cancer in animals appears less resilient, judging by a study that found chemotherapy drugs work better when combined with cycles of short, severe fasting.

2011-02-16 17:34:01

A 22-year study of abnormally short individuals suggests that growth-stunting mutations also may stunt two of humanity's worst diseases.

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2010-02-10 10:35:00

Preliminary Study Raises the Possibility of a Drug That Would Protect Patients Against Many Side Effects of Chemotherapy.

2009-05-12 16:04:48

University of Southern California scientists say they have discovered glucose to glycerol conversion in long-lived yeast provides anti-aging effects. Researchers said they discovered yeast cells maintained on a glycerol diet live twice as long as normal -- as long as yeast cells on a severe caloric-restriction diet -- and are more resistant to cell damage. The scientists said their study is the first to propose that dietary substitution can replace dietary restriction in a living species. If...

2009-05-08 09:44:48

Cell biologists have found a more filling substitute for caloric restriction in extending the life span of simple organisms. In a study published May 8 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics

2008-01-14 09:40:09

Scientists have extended the lifespan of yeast, microbes responsible for creating bread and beer, by 10-fold.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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