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Monday, January 26, 2009

Fountain of Youth Rx

Watch the 60 Minutes Video on Red Wine and Being Skinny to Slow Aging

Morley Safer interviews researchers Dr. Christoph Westphal and David Sinclair who study the genetic components of aging. Resveratrol, found in red wine, triggers a survival mechanism that seems to extend life. Calorie Restriction or dieting also is a factor that extends life in laboratory animals. Chunky monkeys have more diabetes, cancer and heart disease than their thinner brother and sisters. Get the full story watching this interesting episode on 60 Minutes.

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