Eating less food helps slow the ageing process, research claims

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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