Hunger and Slowing Aging

Hunger and Slowing Aging

It is understood that limiting food can promote healthy aging; however, a recent study out of the University of Michigan found that “the feeling of hunger itself may be enough to slow aging.” The researchers set out to “​​examine whether changes in the brain that prompt the drive to seek food could be behind longer life.”  They found that for life extending effects, just “the perception of not enough food is sufficient.” The next phase of the study is to look at “how the drive to eat for pleasure, present in both flies and people, may also be linked to lifespan.” 


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.