Aging, metabolic acidosis and renal failure: Interactive accelerating processes.


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In this article, we hypothesize that eating a low acid (and particularly a low phosphate) diet and/or supplementing the diet with base precursors such as bicarbonate would have a number of helpful effects on aging, by:Although the present data is mainly from studies in invertebrate and small animal models, extrapolation of these results, as well as some associated results in human studies, suggests that low acid diets, or neutralization of the low grade metabolic acidosis seen in aging human subjects would possibly allow us to live longer and remain healthier.

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