A Way to Slow the Aging Heart - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/28/02

A Way to Slow the Aging Heart

Previous research has shown a connection between eating less and living longer. But a new study shows that even if you start cutting calories as late as middle age, you can help slow the aging process of the heart.

Researchers cut the calories for a group of so-called middle aged mice. And they found the mice that ate less, and did not end up with the same age-related changes that led to declining heart health among the mice on regular diets. So, if the same holds true for people, the bottom line, according to the National Academy of Sciences, is that even later in life, we can feed our hearts better by simply by feeding our faces less.

This study was conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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