Eat More, Weigh Less, Live Longer

Recent research challenges the notion that all calories are equal, showing that reducing isoleucine, an amino acid, in the diet can offer significant health benefits. This study in mice demonstrated extended lifespans, reduced frailty, and lower cancer rates, even with increased calorie consumption. The findings suggest the importance of diet composition over calorie count and point toward potential dietary interventions for improving human health.

New research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health suggests that a calorie may not be just a calorie.

There’s a popular saying in some circles that “a calorie is a calorie,” but science shows that it may not be true. In fact, it may be possible to eat more of some kinds of calories while also improving your health.

“We like to say a calorie is not just a calorie,” says Dudley Lamming, a professor and metabolism researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. “Different components of your diet have value and impact beyond their function as a calorie, and we’ve been digging in on one component that many people may be eating too much of.”

The Role of Amino Acids in Healthy Aging

Lamming is the lead author of a new study in mice, published recently in the journal Cell Metabolism, showing that cutting down the amount of a single amino Related

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