Avoiding late-night meals may have anti-aging benefits

Avoiding late-night meals may have anti-aging benefits

To determine whether the timing of meals had an effect on lifespan — independently of calorie restriction and fasting — they split the animals into 6 groups. In one group, which served as a control, the animals could eat ad libitum (as much as they wanted, whenever they wanted). The remaining 5 groups ate calorie-restricted diets (30–40% fewer calories) with the same total calorie intake but different feeding schedules. Control mice that ate ad libitum had a median lifespan of 800 days, whereas mice on a calorie-restricted diet with food available around the clock lived 875 days, or 10% longer. Mice on the calorie-restricted diet that ate only during the day (the inactive phase of their circadian cycle) and fasted for 12 hours overnight lived 959 days. In other words, they lived almost 20% longer than the controls.

FULL ARTICLE LINK BELLOW

* * * * * * * *

“This publication is an exact copy of author’s original, it is intended to share information regarding COVID-19.  The information on this publication does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Premiere Scientific LLC or the opinion of any of its employees.”

* * * * * * * *

INFO SOURCED FROM MEDICALNEWSTODAY.COM

Written by James Kingsland on May 18, 2022

IMAGE: Adriana Duduleanu/EyeEm/Getty Images

For full article click HERE.

Back to blog