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Benefits of caloric restriction in intestinal stem cells

05-Aug-2020

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Caloric restriction (CR) seems to improve intestinal stem cell function in a new open-access study.

CR can reduce calorie intake by up to 40% less than normal, 20-25% is typical.

Has been shown to increase healthy lifespan in multiple species across many published studies.

Data in the study suggests CR can slow down intestinal stem cell activity.

It increases number of competing stem cells and limits its mutation rate.

Also how it lowers the retention of mutated cells in the intestinal tissue.

This study offers more evidence that CR can be beneficial in the context of ageing and health.

Researchers from Netherlands Cancer Institute, published in Cell Reports.

One should still consume adequate nutrition while reducing calorie intake

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