Scientists identify how dietary restriction slows brain aging and increases lifespan

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Scientists identify how dietary restriction slows brain aging and increases lifespan

Restricting calories is known to improve health and increase lifespan, but much of how it does so remains a mystery, especially in regard to how it protects the brain. Scientists have now uncovered a role for a gene called OXR1 that is necessary for the lifespan extension seen with dietary restriction and is essential for healthy brain aging.

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