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Eating Bacon Increases Long Life

09 December 2013

SWITZERLAND - High levels of Vitamin B3 (known as niacin) in bacon could help you live longer, according to a study by researchers at ETH Zurich.

To test this, Energy Metabolism Professor Michael Ristow fed roundworms a dose of niacin, discovering that they lived one-tenth longer than those who went without.

The vitamin is also rich in the products such as Marmite, paprika, peanuts and sun-dried tomatoes.

This is surprisingly contrary to what scientiests believed, because the standard assumption has been that niacin promotes the formation of "free radicals," causing faster ageing.

An antioxidant-rich diet has been contradicted by Professor Ristow's findings, which shows that niacin "tricks the body into believing that it is exercising," perfect for any particularly lazy individual.

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