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16 May 2011

Eat less and live longer

People who cut their daily kilojoule intake by 25% or more may live longer than those who do not, a new study suggests.

People who cut their daily kilojoule intake by 25% or more may live longer than those who do not, a new study suggests.

"The people doing a kilojoule restriction diet had a lower average core body temperature by about 0.2 degrees Celsius, which sounds like a modest reduction but is statistically significant and similar to the reduction we have observed in long-lived, calorie-restricted mice," principal investigator Dr Luigi Fontana said in a news release from Washington University. "What is interesting about that is endurance athletes, who are the same age and are equally lean, don't have similar reductions in body temperature."

 
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