Resveratrol Prolongs Bee Lifespan – Through Calorie Restriction

Interestingly, a new study shows that resveratrol seems to extend the lifespan of bees up to 38%. But while this might appear encouraging news, don’t run out to buy resveratrol supplements just yet, as the study also indicated that the life-prolonging effects might be due more to caloric restriction rather than to the direct effects of the supplement.

In other words, bees on resveratrol treatments ate less, and restricting calories has long been tied to life extension.

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Resveratrol Extends Life in Bees, But Probably Through Calorie Restriction