I wanted to post some summarized points on AGEs to go along with my previous post. Also, now that I have had some sleep (I did that last post in the early hours of morning), I feel like this topic needs some bullet points for a quick overview understanding of the topic.
* AGEs whether consumed (exogenous) or produced inside the body (endogenous) are correlated with declining health and aging.
* Exogenous AGEs may or may not play a big role in the cross-linking that contributes to aging, but these consumed AGEs do have negative impacts on health. A study over 4 months had people eat a similar diet except one group’s food was prepared to minimize AGE content. The study found that reduced AGE consumption had surprisingly positive health benefits. (link)
* A study of CRed mice found that given the same diet with the exception of AGE content, the CRed mice with high AGE ingestion didn’t even live as long as the control group of mice. Link