A study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers finds that a starvation hormone markedly extends life span in mice without the need for calorie restriction.Good luck with that.
"Restricting food intake has been shown to extend lifespan in several different kinds of animals. In our study, we found transgenic mice that produced more of the hormone fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF21) got the benefits of dieting without having to limit their food intake. Male mice that overproduced the hormone had about a 30 percent increase in average life span and female mice had about a 40 percent increase in average life span," said senior author Dr. Steven Kliewer, professor of molecular biology and pharmacology.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Do you really think that there is life extension by calorie restriction to the point of stimulating a "starvation hormone"?
Posted by Michael Applebaum, MD, JD, FCLM at 11/21/2012 05:04:00 AM