Aging mice are sharper, fitter on a high-fat, low-carb diet
Eating mostly greasy foods like butter, bacon, and mayonnaise may sound unhealthy and unappetizing, but two new studies revive previously touted benefits for physical and mental health of such a diet, at least in mice. Eric Verdin at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California, and colleagues report in the recent Cell Metabolism that male mice on a ketogenic diet were likelier to reach old age than controls, while retaining their youthful heart health and memory capacities.
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