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Diet Studies Challenge Thinking on Proteins Versus Carbs

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Science  07 Mar 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6175, pp. 1068
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6175.1068

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Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and may even help explain why extreme calorie restriction delays aging. But the findings are controversial and underscore the complex interplay between food, health, and aging.