1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
A team studying the effect of diet on the cardiovascular system in mice have shown that a diet low in carbohydrates could lead to artery damage.
Past research has suggested that high protein diets, such as the Atkin's diet, can increase the risk of heart disease and kidney problems.
It has been a long-held belief that a restricted diet prolongs life.
The hormone that could be responsible for prolonging life of animals fed on a low-calorie diet has been identified using genetically modified mice.