EATING less slows the ageing process, a new scientific study claims.
Researchers found in a trial cutting consumption boosts the thymus gland function — which helps with immunity.
Age-related dysfunction of the gland is a reason why immune responses in the elderly are weak.
Study lead Prof Vishwa Deep Dixit, of Yale University, said: “That this organ can be rejuvenated is stunning.
“This study shows a simple reduction in calories has a remarkable effect in shifting the immuno-metabolic state.”
His team examined data of 200 healthy non-obese people over two years.
Half reduced calorie intake by 14 per cent — and MRI scans found they had the better functioning thymus glands.
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