Forget the paleo diet for longevity

A diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates could be just as effective as long-term calorie restriction when it comes to promoting longevity and improving metabolic health, report researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.

They confirm the benefits of restricting calorie intake by 40%. However, they acknowledge the impracticality and risk of taking such a dramatic step.

Instead, their work suggests a low protein and high carbohydrate diet is likely to be as beneficial as extreme caloric restriction and a