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When restriction is good

Dietary restriction can prolong life and delay the onset of cancer. Suppressing the signalling pathway that is mediated by the hormone insulin might be crucial for the anticancer effects of reduced caloric intake.

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Figure 1: Dietary restriction, insulin-mediated signalling, and cancer.

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Brunet, A. When restriction is good. Nature 458, 713–714 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458713a

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