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Krasnoyarsk scientists have come up with a diet that increases in mammals the level sirtuin-1 (SIRT1), called “proteins of longevity”. As reported on the website of the Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk), the diet is based on buckwheat.
The University said that such a diet will increase the life expectancy without therapeutic fasting, which also slows aging, but it may be dangerous for people with chronic diseases.
The protein SIRT1 participates in many processes within mammalian cells, including those changes that underlie aging. The maximum amount of protein the body produces when under stress, for example from restricting calorie diet. Thus, scientists believe, the less calories consumed by man, the more active will be the “longevity protein”.
In the experiment, the specialists of the University found that lab rats who consumed foods enriched with crushed kernels of buckwheat, showed optimal weight gain and in the body of the rodents found an increased 30 times the level of SIRT1.
“We are the first in the world decided to investigate the buckwheat in connection with the expression of SIRT1 in the body. She is loved by nutritionists for the high food quality, it is easy to buy”, — said one of the members of a group of scientists Subhra Panda.
Researchers believe that buckwheat should be eaten in large quantities, adding to salads, side dishes, soups, or plain porridge, but the main thing — not to overdo it, so she did not cause disgust.
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