“Old” Food Reduces Lifespan

Can eating food from old plants and animals shorten lifespan?

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“Old” Food Reduces Lifespan

https://www.harvardmagazine.com/…/old-food-reduces…

Age-associated molecular changes are deleterious and may modulate life span through diet

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.1601833

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Interesting, thanks for sharing!

Interesting, but it is unclear if it is actionable. Most of the food people eat is very young. Probably the oldest food normally eaten is beef from cattle that is 30-42 months at slaughter. Venison from a hunt might be older.

Oxidation damage during storage may be more important.

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What about fruit/vegetable?

Right, most vegetables are young, and sprouts youngest, but what about new growth like apples on an old tree? Perrenials like asparagus? This question opens up a can of worms.

Is it because there’s more weirdly-oxidized or Michael adducts or peroxidized lipids on proteins? (do proteins accumulate more macromolecular damage than lipids?) Can plants survive with a higher percent of oxidized lipids than animals?

THIS says NOTHING ABOUT PLANTS