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2016
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Mice with a severe aging disease live three times longer if they eat thirty percent less. Moreover, they age much healthier than mice that eat as much as they want. These are the findings of a joint study published today by Utrecht University, Erasmus MC and RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) in the leading scientific journal Nature. The results can be very important for children with an aging disease who today face an early death. These findings may eventually facilitate unravelling the causes of other age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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