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Decreased Food Consumption In Old Mice Can No More Improve Health

Reportedly, reduced food consumption aids animals and humans to enhance health in the old age and can extend the lifespan. Researchers—from the MPIAGE (Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing), the CECAD (Excellence Cluster for Ageing Research) at the University of Cologne, the Babraham Institute at the University of Cambridge, and University College London—showed that mice only become more healthy if they begin food lessening sooner and consume less prior entering old age. The investigators concluded that healthy activities should be established previously in life so as to enhance health in old age and prolong lifespan.

In order to stay healthy and fit in old age for a longer time, researchers advised of eating less and healthily. During research, Linda Partridge—Director at the MPIAGE—put old AND young mice on a diet with different degrees of success. Mice lived for long and were healthier in old age if they were given 40% lesser to eat following reaching adulthood compared to animals that were facilitated to intake as much as they wanted. The mice on dieting were given food rich in minerals and vitamins to prevent undernourishment. Conversely, when mice were facilitated to intake as much as they wanted subsequent to a period of lowered food intake, they had no long-term protection, so decreased food consumption had to be maintained for mice to obtain the benefits.

On a similar note, recently, a study showed that limiting mealtimes might surge exercise motivation. As per a study that was published in the Journal of Endocrinology, restricting the access to food in mice surged levels of ghrelin—which is appetite-promoting hormone —that can also augment the motivation to exercise. The study indicates that a rush in levels of ghrelin after a span of fasting motivated mice to start voluntary exercise. These new findings suggested that better diet control—fasting intermittently of limiting food consumption to mealtimes—can aid overweight people in maintaining a more efficient exercise schedule, lose weight and evade debilitating complications like heart disease and diabetes.

Judith Sheley
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Sr. Content Editor At Carib World News

Judith has pursued a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management Degree and is actively involved in the field of Health from the last 5 years. As the Head of the Health Section, she ensures that all the work in her section is carried out smoothly. At the same time, she is responsible for all the managerial and quality check activities of the department. She is a strong team motivator and always helps team members in case of any difficulties in their work. Judith is always engaged in activities that would strengthen the Carib World News’s productivity.

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