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The ketogenic diet could delay the effects of aging, say experts

February 2, 2018

According to the researchers, one sixth of the American population is aged over 65 years. The risk of heart disease and other conditions associated with ageing is high in this population, and places a huge burden on the healthcare system.

The new findings, which were published in the journal Science, may help reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer.

“Over the years, studies have found that restricting calories slows aging and increases longevity, however the mechanism of this effect has remained elusive” said Dr Verdin, the paper’s senior author and director of the Center for HIV and Aging at Gladstone.

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