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Cellular Compound May Increase Lifespan Without the Need For Strict Dieting 66

sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Every day, our cells manufacture small amounts of a molecule that, in higher doses, might be the key to leading a longer, healthier life. A team of researchers has found that this molecule boosts the lifespan of worms by more than 50%, raising the possibility that it will increase human longevity. Dietary supplements that contain the molecule and allegedly build muscle are already on the market. The study drops a barbell on their use, however, by suggesting that the molecule may actually thwart muscle growth."
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Cellular Compound May Increase Lifespan Without the Need For Strict Dieting

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  • TFA (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 14, 2014 @07:47PM (#47004913)

    -ketoglutarate (-KG), an intermediate in a metabolic cycle that helps a cell extract energy from food -how hard is it to put a little more information in the summary?

    oh right, this is about clickbait, not information...

    This is as bad as the local news 'Tune in tonight to find out which foods could kill you'.....

    -I'm just sayin'

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