Have a low diet in calories Y sugar allows people to live longer and have a better quality of life.
About, Cynthia Kenyon , director of the Center on the Biology of Aging, at the University of California, San Francisco, said that giving "only a small amount of sugar "to the worms with which you experiment leads them to"get older faster and live less. "
"That suggests very clearly that sugar reduces life expectancy." The scientist described as "incredible" that many people, especially in the United States, do not know what it is to eat well.
On the other hand, Ana María Cuervo , doctor of Spanish origin who co-directs the Institute on Aging of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and investigates how to repair the damage suffered by the cells with the passage of time, he maintains that a healthy diet and the exercise are crucial to delay the old age :
"One of the main activators of the system of cellular cleaning is the reduction of calories ; the glucose , on the contrary, exerts a negative effect on this stage ".
For the time being, studies to try to extend that healthy process are made in mice, but Dr. Cuervo hopes that experiments can begin soon in humans:
"One of the studies we are doing is looking at compounds that are already approved and see if any of them could activate this system in humans," explained Cuervo.
It is about checking, if compounds that are used, for example, to control the tension can help with the dementia .
"If any of these compounds gives good results, the process of going to the clinic is three or four years compared to ten years it would take if it is a new molecule," he added.