Low-Thyroid and Longevity?

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  1. taesch

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    So from the "Fighting Aging" website, is this quote (and embedded quote) <https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2010/08/thyroid-function-and-inherited-human-longevity.php>
    Several years ago Michael Eades (the Protein Power guy) wrote on his blog that he thought low-carbing would mimic caloric restriction. Read his post about it here: http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/infl ... e-you-fit/
    and

    So my takeaway is Dr. Eades is convinced that low-carbing has the same age-extending benefits as Low-calorie-ing, though it is kind of complicated.

    Now, what about Peating?
    From Ray's article on phosphates http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/phosphate-activation-aging.shtml

    So what does that have to do with thyroid function? That would take some more study to really flesh out, but my guess would be it is coincidental. Low carbers are notoriously hypothyroid, but if the age-extending beneficial effects of calorie restriction can be duplicated without the thyroid depression (fructose, avoiding PUFA's ala Peat), well, maybe age extension would be even longer.
     
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