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30 Aug 2018

Research finds anti-aging molecule decreases with high protein high fat diets

A new study by the San Hospital’s Australasian Research Institute (ARI) has observed that high protein intakes are associated with low levels of a molecule linked to anti-aging.

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is linked to four important processes in the body including making energy, repairing DNA, immune system response and slowing ageing.

Ageing is caused by decay in the body’s cells which is linked to low levels of NAD.

Thanks to two research papers previous published by the ARI in 2011 & 2012 and still internationally highly cited and referenced, it is known that NAD decreases with age, and with oxidative stress (i.e. free radical) damage.

The ARI’s new study published on 16th August, indicates that high protein levels are also significantly associated with low NAD levels, particularly disturbing given the popularity of high protein, high fat Ketogenic diets.

Click here for the report courtesy of PLOS

Click here for 2GB Steve Price’s interview of Associate Professor Ross Grant on the study and NAD supplements.


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