Monash scientists have provided new insights into the role of protein and cholesterol in diet which may have implications for aging.

Scientists have known for almost a century that moderate dietary restriction can extend lifespan in a broad range of animals, but they didn’t know how.

Using dietary manipulations in flies, researchers from the Monash University School of Biological Sciences have now found that protein is important, but only because it changes the availability of another key nutrient for maintaining body integrity‚ÄĒcholesterol.

 

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