"Anti-Atkins" low protein diet extends lifespan in flies

October 03, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

Flies fed an "anti-Atkins" low protein diet live longer because their mitochondria function better, according to a new study at the Buck Institute for Age Research.The work calls into question the health benefits of high-protein diets such as Atkins and others that people often use to lose weight the lead scientist said.

Maybe, but guess what? Those flies are going to go right on buying those books.