life-extending dietA general term for dietary manoeuvres that are believed to slow the ageing process. Central to a life-extending diet is caloric restriction—up to 40% less than is now considered normal—while maintaining adequate levels of essential macronutrients (i.e., protein, fats and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (i.e., minerals and vitamins). Low-calorie diets reduce blood pressure, glucose and insulin resistance, cholesterol and triglycerides.
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life-extending dietAnti-aging diet Nutrition A general term for any dietary maneuvers believed to slow the aging process. See Diet, Melatonin, Zone-favorable diet.
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