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How is the digestive system linked to aging?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Considering all the other life-threatening health problems we tend to worry about, it may seem that digestive distress ranks somewhere between canker sores and bunions in the pecking order of age-related problems. But the truth is that there's a whole world inside your gut (quite literally, depending on what you eat) that influences how you age. When you eat too much and engage in excessive calorie consumption, you don't allow the ultimate antiager—calorie restriction—to give you the benefits of longevity.
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