“Although previous work has shown how intermittent fasting can slow aging, we are only beginning to understand the underlying biology,” said William Mair, associate professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard Chan School and senior author of the study.
I smoke, i drink to much (i'm pickling myself slowly to increase my longevity) i eat rich food. On the other hand, i have never sat behind a wheel so walk miles every day, i play football once a week with guys half (even a third) my age and regulary go a day without eating a great deal. I like to think i have an unhealthy, imbalanced lifestyle. My mind, my attitudes and my companions are young; my pain threshold is high; and i intend to live forever.
Our genes are fucked. Humans brains develop so large by turning off specific cancer preventing genes. As our species gets older and older the key to the next step is in preventing or curing cancer. But this very moment the biggest problem is heart disease. I'm going to start by admitting my bias. I am a vegetarian and I'm using my fitness pal for information. It recommends 300mg of cholesterol per day. That's 2 large eggs. And even then you're about 60mg over. If you eat any meat at all besides that you're over your cholesterol limit and compounding your risk of heart disease. When humans hunted for a living eating that many calories and cholesterol was probably more necessary than today, but with most of our lives now we are sitting or otherwise able to relax.
I honestly don't think that diet is mutually exclusive. I have to say that genetics have a lot to do with aging.
For example, my profile pic, or avitar doesn't do anything to illistrate ones age. I am 53 year5s old and by appearance I look a bit younger.
Not that it matters, I still ans always value those who might, or might not look their age, but respond to them for the valu that they might have to offer.
Sorry about the typos, I'm typing this on me phone, and for me, typing on a small ketboard is tempermental at best. lol.
Vegetarianism & avoiding the sun is serving me pretty well. Don't drink or smoke either. Normal cholesterol levels & below normal BP well past the age when other family members were taking pills for it. Avoiding the sun prevents wrinkles & spots as well as skin cancer.
Strangely without even knowing of these scientific articles, it’s the way of my daily life
They’ve never mentioned that hungry stomach often “eats disease” therefore you may experience lack of appetite which is exactly how you should respond to this by not taking meals
One week on water only will kill ulcer permanently