Is fasting the secret to having a baby at 60?

New study shows fertility benefits of reduced caloric intake

For many women who want to be new mothers in their golden years, no fertility treatment is too pricey. But according to a new study, the secret to prolonging fertility may be as simple as fasting. British scientists found that restricting the food intake of mice led to eggs with fewer abnormal chromosomes, which are known to make miscarriage more likely. Compared to their non-calorie restricted counterparts, dieting mice produced more eggs, and their eggs, once fertilized, were more likely to develop into embryos.

New Scientist