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Welcome to Mostly Microbes and Infectious Diseases. David Ojcius posts newspaper and journal articles in the broad field of microbiology.

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Tips to fight aging, live healthier.

A 2018 study found that people who followed five habits (eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and not smoking) increased life expectancy by up to 10 years. #aging #healthyaging

Recent advances in the field of caloric restriction mimetics and anti-aging molecules

Caloric restriction (CR) mimetics are molecules that produce beneficial effects on health and longevity in model organisms and humans, without the challenges of maintaining a CR diet. Conventional CR mimetics such as metformin, rapamycin and spermidine activate autophagy, leading to recycling of cellular components and improvement of physiological function. We review here novel CR mimetics and anti-aging compounds, such as 4,4′-dimethoxychalcone, fungal polysaccharides, inorg

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