Low protein, longer life — for some

New study shows influence of protein on lifespan

By Stephen Ornes, 18:17 PM March 14, 2014

No one knows the precise secret to a long life. But new research serves up one strong clue: Eat less animal protein.


Consuming a diet low in meat, eggs and dairy products may extend one’s life, according to two new studies. While one study was conducted in mice and the other on people, both reached the same conclusion. And both appear in the same March 4 issue of Cell Metabolism.


Proteins are an essential part of all living organisms. They form the basis of living cells, muscle and other tiss...

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