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It’s what you eat, not how much

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  • Yeast provides scientists with a cellular structure to test anti-aging substances and see their reaction at a cellular level.
  • Experts say short-term diets do not work as well as changing to healthy foods.
  • They say dietary changes rather than caloric restriction increase lifespan and improve aging health.

Dietary changes without caloric restriction help maintain youth in yeast cells, according to researchers in the Epigenetics Programme at Babraham Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

In a study published today in the journal PLOS Biology, the scientists reported that an unrestricted galactose diet in budding yeast minimized cell changes during aging, irrespective of diet later in life.

They say their findings could help promote healthy aging in humans.

Galactose is a simple sugar that is transformed into glucose in the liver

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How to Support Kids Going Back-to-School: Child Mental Health Experts

  • Returning back to school can be a stressful time for families.
  • It’s also an opportunity to implement new, healthier routines, doctors say.
  • Start with small changes and build on them over time.

You’ve purchased all the school supplies, picked out the first day-outfits, and practiced getting up early for the bus. But doctors say there’s another part of the back-to-school transition: fostering good mental health and making sure your children are ready to meet emotional challenges during the school year. 

“We know having a healthy baseline of mental well-being helps with their concentration and energy,” says  Mao Thwin Myint, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Being mentally healthy also boosts your child’s academic prowess and ability to engage socially, he

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